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2016 Brian D. Novis Research Grant

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) presented its 2016 Research Grant awards at a ceremony held during the 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in December 2015 at Orlando, Florida USA.

For nearly 21 years, the IMF has funded promising clinical investigators in the field of multiple myeloma (MM) from around the world through donations from private individuals and IMF Member Fundraisers.

Senior Grant Recipients
Junior Grant Recipients
IMF Japan Grant Recipients
Blood biomarkers for clonal progression in multiple myeloma
Irene Ghobrial, MD (BSRI)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA, USA

Optimization and validation of an automated capillary immunoelectrophoresis technology to quantify the expression of essential proteins in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma
Norma C. Gutierrez, MD, PhD (BSRI)
Salamanca Institute for Biomedical Research (IBSAL)
University Hospital of Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain

Runx2 regulation of EMT and a bone resident of cell-like phenotype in myeloma cells
Yang Yang, MD, PhD (2nd year funding)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL, USA

NEK2 signaling in myeloma osteolytic disease
Fenghuang Zhan, MD, PhD
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA, USA