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Past Award Winners


Paul LoGerfo Research Award Winners


ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association Award for Thyroid Cancer Research


Mahsa Javid, MD, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
The role of advanced glycation end products in thyroid cancer

Naira Baregamian, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Immunometabolic Glutathione Pathway-dependent Targeting of Tumor Progression in Thyroid Cancer


Heather Wachtel, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Circulating miRNA signatures in primary hyperparathyroidism

David Schneider, MD
University of Wisconsin
Using patient language for measuring quality of life in thyroid cancer


Xavier Keutgen, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Transcriptional analysis of syndromic and sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors yields novel genotype specific targets

Raymon Grogan, MD
University of Chicago
Microbiome alterations and thyroid cancer risk


Basic Science
Dhaval Patel, MD
National Institutes of Health
Comprehensive Metabolomic Analysis of Adrenocortical Carcinoma: Toward Improved Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapeutic Targets

Clinical Research
Susan Pitt, MD, MPHS
University of Wisconsin
Decision-Making about Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma Treatment


Basic Research
Brian Untch, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
RTKs in Resistane to RAS Inhibition in Thyroid Cancer

Clinical Research
Insoo Suh, MD
Univeristy of California San Francisco
FDG-PET Imaging for Parathyroid Tumors


Michael Stang, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Lysosome Centered Signaling and Regulation of Autophagy in a Model of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma


Jason D. Prescott, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Development of a High Throughput in vivo Screening System for Small Molecule Activators of Thyroid Differentiation: In Search of Novel Agents for Treatment of Undifferentiated Thyroid Cancer


Daniel Ruan, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Overcoming Medullary Thyroid Cancer Resistance to Vandetanib: Characterization of the Mechanisms


Naris Nilubol, MD
National Cancer Institute
Identification and Validation of Novel Anticancer Compounds for the Treatment of Adrenocortical Cancer


Rebecca S. Sippel, MD
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Characterization of Age-Related Changes in the Notch1 Pathway in Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancers



Matthew Nehs, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Metabolic Inhibition of Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma


Lawrence Shirley, MD
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Integrin linked kinase facilitates communication between cancer associated fibroblasts and immune cells in papillary thyroid cancer


Melissa Wilson, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center
Adjuvant targeted therapy to improve efficacy of RAI in early stage BRAF mutant PTC