Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance


The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance is dedicated to playing a catalytic role in accelerating cures for cancer by enabling the pursuit of the most innovative and advanced cancer research and by facilitating collaborations between science and business.

Early-Stage Funding for Cancer Research

The Prize for young investigators provides early-stage funding opportunities to New York scientists with innovative ideas in cancer research. The program surrounding the Prize is a catalyst in bridging the gap between the academic scientific community and the business community.

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2018 Prize Winners

News

July 10, 2018
CSHL’s CAMILA DOS SANTOS SCORES FAMILY’S SECOND $600K AWARD

TBR News Media — They aren’t quite wonder twins, but some day the dedicated work of husband and wife scientists Christopher Vakoc and Camila dos Santos may help people batting against a range of cancers, from leukemia to breast cancer. Dos Santos and Vakoc are the first family of prize winners in the Pershing Square Foundation’s five years of supporting research in the New York area.“The board was very much taken by how original her approach is and how thoughtful she is about it,” said Olivia Tournay Flatto, president of the foundation. “There was a lot of early stage data that would say that the observations she’s making are interesting to pursue, but that the National Institutes of Health would not fund. We felt this was something we wanted to be a part of.”

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Events

May 23, 2018 
5TH ANNUAL PERSHING SQUARE SOHN PRIZE DINNER

On Wednesday, May 23rd, the Pershing Square Research Alliance held its Fifth Annual Prize Dinner at the Park Avenue Armory, awarding its 2018 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research to seven exceptional groundbreaking scientists in New York City. The evening began with a panel discussion on synthetic biology, featuring Dr. Jef Boeke, Director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at NYU School of Medicine and Dr. Floyd Romesberg, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute. Ira Flatow, Host and Executive Producer of the popular podcast Science Friday, moderated the discussion.

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“The Pershing Square Foundation is proud to support scientific leaders in the fight against cancer.”

Bill Ackman, Co-Founder. The Pershing Square Foundation