The National Cancer Institute honored Ira Winer M.D., Ph.D. with the 2019 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award on July 17.
Dr. Winer is an assistant professor of Oncology and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
The award was announced at the NCI’s Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee.
Dr. Winer, a member of WSU’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology, was among other highly exceptional clinicians recognized for their contributions to the advancement of clinical research through collaborative team science. His clinical interests include surgical and medical treatment of gynecologic cancers using minimally-invasive surgery including robotic surgery, and his research interests include targeted therapeutics in ovarian and uterine cancers, and translational research.
Designed for mid-level clinical investigators, these two-year awards provide recognition and up to $50,000 in funding for those who lead cancer research programs and clinical trials at NCI-designated cancer centers, including Karmanos.
All awardees are actively engaged in NCI-funded collaborative clinical trials and collaborate freely across disciplines, institutions and programs to advance the design and conduct of cancer clinical trials. The clinical researchers also serve as mentors and academic role models for trainees and junior faculty interested in clinical research and clinical trials.