In The News: Dr. James P. Allison wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology
Congratulations to Dr. James P. Allison, Chair and Professor of Immunology and CPRIT Research Training Program Faculty on winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. His work on the biology of T cells and the invention of the immune checkpoint blockade to treat cancer has transformed cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Allison serves as a CPRIT Graduate Scholars Program Mentor for Ms. Alexandra Cogdill, Graduate Student in the Immunology and Genomic Medicine Departments at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Congratulations to Dr. Allison for this outstanding achievement!
The CPRIT Graduate Scholars Program is open to all MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School students who are post-candidacy and directly supervised by an MD Anderson Cancer Center appointed faculty mentor. If student is not directly supervised by a CPRIT Faculty Mentor (listed below), one may be recruited to serve on the student's supervisory committee.
CPRIT Graduate Scholar Faculty Mentors serve as direct supervisors or as co-mentors for CPRIT Graduate Scholars students. CPRIT Faculty Mentors participate in all aspects of the CPRIT Research Training Program, including formal instruction, supervision of Ph.D. dissertation research, and CPRIT journal clubs and conferences.
Patrick Hwu, M.D.
Professor and Division Head, Cancer Medicine Administration
Chair, Depts of Sarcoma Medical Oncology and Melanoma Medical Oncology
Ellen Richie, Ph.D.
Professor, Epigenetics & Molecular Carcinogenesis
Assistant Dean, MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences