Call to Nominations! 2016 Ruth Leff Siegel Awards

The Pancreas Center is announcing  a call for nominations for the fourth annual, 2016 Ruth Leff Siegel Award

The Pancreas Center has been entrusted by the Siegel family to identify the investigator, or team of investigators, who has had the most impactful contribution to the understanding/treatment/advancement of pancreatic cancer over the past year. The paper can be in any field of pancreatic cancer research, including but not limited to basic biology, population biology, public health, and/or translational science.  Not only must the investigator have a track record of high quality work in this field, but also must have contributed to our understanding of pancreatic cancer in the past year, and will continue to do so for years to come.

If you know of a candidate, inside or outside the Columbia community, please complete a nomination form and e-mail it to this address ( The members of the Ruth Leff Siegel Award committee will select an awardee outside of  Columbia who will receive a $50,000 cash prize. A second award of $25,000 will recognize a faculty member within Columbia. The application deadline is June 1st, 2016. For more information, please visit our website.

Direct questions to:  
Shenelle Wilson
The Pancreas Center
Herbert Irving Pavilion, 8th Floor


The 2016 Committee Members

John Chabot, MD, Executive Director, The Pancreas Center
Stephen Emerson, MD, PhD, Director, The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Robin Levin, MD, MBA, President, Levin Strategic Consulting
Steven Libutti, MD, Associate Director, Clinical Services of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Timothy Wang, MD, Scientific Director, The Pancreas Center

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