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.