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May 28 - Young Investigator Award Given to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Radiation Oncology Chief Resident

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David Mulvihill, MD, chief resident of radiation oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, has been selected to receive a Young Investigator Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr. Mulvihill will be recognized at the ASCO Annual Meeting that begins later this week in Chicago.

According to the Foundation, the award is given to “promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology.” Mulvihill, a resident of East Brunswick, will receive $50,000 to support his study entitled “Childhood Radiation Exposure from Interventional Cardiology Procedures and Subsequent Cancer Risk.”

Cancer Institute of New Jersey radiation oncologist, Sharad Goyal, MD, who is also an associate professor of radiation oncology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is one of Mulvihill’s mentors on the project. “The receipt of this prestigious grant will provide Dr. Mulvihill with funding and protected research time to develop a productive cancer research career in his final year of training. His research project spans several fields within medicine, including pediatrics, cardiology, radiology, and oncology, and ultimately will have a high-impact within these fields,” notes Dr. Goyal.

John B. Kostis, MD, the John G. Detwiler Professor of Cardiology, associate dean for cardiovascular research, and director of the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey, at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the other mentor on the grant. Other collaborators include Ning ‘Jeff’ Yue, PhD, professor and vice chair, and chief of physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Antoinette Stroup, PhD, resident member of the Cancer Institute, director of the New Jersey State Cancer Registry and associate professor and chief of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology at Rutgers School of Public Health; and Jerry Cheng, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey, part of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The one-year grant starts July 1.