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Publish Date: 07/09/01
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UC Researcher Receives Pew Scholars Grant

Cincinnati--Yolanda Sanchez, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine has been named one of the 20 most promising biomedical researchers in America by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Sanchez has received $240,000 from the Trusts to help support her research over a four-year period.

The Pew Scholar Awards are granted to researchers and investigators that show outstanding promise in the basic and clinical sciences, and are intended to encourage scholarly innovation. The awards provide flexible support to scholars as they establish their laboratories and continue their research in areas from AIDS to cancer, and from childhood infectious diseases to diseases affecting the elderly.

Sanchez received the award for her research in understanding how cells respond to DNA damage. "This area of research may lead to better cancer treatment in the future," said Jerry Lingrel, PhD, professor and director of the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology. Sanchez is the third UC researcher to receive a Pew Scholars Award during the last decade.

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