Three scientists at the UCSD School of Medicine recently learned they are recipients of Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards, honoring work in children’s health.
Jack Bui, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pathology; Pamela Itkin-Ansari, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics; and Adriana Tremoulet, MD, assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Pediatrics are among this year’s 12 honorees. Each will receive a $100,000 grant annually from the Hartwell Foundation for three years to cover direct research costs.
This is only the second time that that a single institution has had three winners in the same year.
Bui is interested in helping the body’s immune system better recognize and kill tumor cells. Itkin-Ansari is looking for ways to improve treatment of Type-1 diabetes, and Tremoulet is focusing on finding biomarkers for Kawasaki disease, a mysterious vascular disorder of unknown cause.