Cancer Research Day

Winners from the 2014 Cancer Research Day, held May 29, have been announced.

The following earned cash awards and certificates:

1st Place
Basic Science
Medical & Graduate Student

Kelsey Weigel, Notre Dame

2nd Place

Joshua Plotnik, IU

3rd Place

Vivekananda Kedage Kedage, IU

Jason Kwon, IU

Honorable Mentions

Raju Rayavarapu, Notre Dame

Cassandra Buchheit, Notre Dame

1st Place
Basic Science
Post-doc/Medical Fellow/Research Tech

Chi-Hong Chao, Purdue

2nd Place

Han Wei, IU

Honorable Mentions

Lin Wang, IU

Jeff Johnson, Notre Dame

1st Place
Behavioral Science
Graduate Student

Monica Kasting, IU

1st Place
Behavioral Science
Post-doc/Medical Fellow

Lisa Carter-Harris, IU

1st Place
Population Science/Epidemiology
Graduate Student

Wambui Mwangi, IU

1st Place
Population Science/Epidemiology
Post-doc/Medical Fellow

Erin Wagner, IU

1st Place
Translational/Clinical Research
Medical & Graduate Student

Imade Imasuen, IU

1st Place
Translational/Clinical Research
Post-doc/Medical Fellow

Christopher Suarez, Notre Dame

2nd Place

Yukiko Kitagawa, IU

3rd Place
Fang Fang, IU

Honorable Mentions

Sunny Shah, Notre Dame

Neil Estabrook, IU

Haiyan Wang, IU

1st Place
Translational/Clinical Research
Research Technician

Christy Mumaw, IU

Overall, a record-breaking 141 abstracts were submitted in the various categories.

The goal of Cancer Research Day is to increase understanding and awareness of IU Simon Cancer Center research endeavors and encourage collaboration with other cancer research institutions in Indiana.

It is open to students, fellows and faculty conducting cancer research at IUPUI, Indiana University-Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a collaboration between the IU School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame.