Steven Tannenbaum, the Underwood-Prescott Professor of Toxicology in the Department of Biological Engineering and professor of chemistry, has been awarded the AACR-CICR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research.
The award, established by the American Association for Cancer Research Chemistry in Cancer Research Working Group, honors novel and significant chemistry research that has led to important contributions to cancer research.
Tannenbaum's research has "advanced our knowledge of chemical carcinogenesis, the molecular epidemiology of cancer, and more recently, anti-cancer drug development and evaluation," according to the AACR. He will receive the award at the AACR annual meeting April 12-16 in San Diego; he will give an award lecture on Sunday, April 13.
Nelson Uhan, a PhD student at the Operations Research Center, won the annual George Nicholson Student Paper Competition, which is held annually to identify and honor outstanding student-written papers in the field of operations research and the management sciences.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 19, 2008 (download PDF).