Weill Cornell Medical College
Young Investigator Grant

NANETS congratulates Irene Min, PhD of Weill Cornell Medical College as the NANETS 2018 Young Investigator (YI) Award recipient.

Dr. Min received the grant for her proposal Analysis of Immune Environment for Targeting Metastatic Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. The goal of this study is to elucidate the tumor-immune networks in localized and metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) and to determine the effect of macrophage inhibitors on enhancing T cell proliferation in metastatic PNET mouse model.

The Young Investigator (YI) Grant is funded by Novartis International AG, a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel Switzerland. The $50,000 Young Investigator (YI) Grant is administered over the course of one year. The NANETS Research Committee establishes the award criteria, reviews process, and independently selects the recipient.