Faculty Awards and Honors Janet D. Rowley, MD, the Blum-Riese Distin- guished Service Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and Human Genetics, will be posthumously inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this fall. A pioneer in her field, Dr. Rowley established that cancer is a genetic disease. Akash Patnaik, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medi- cine, Walter Stadler, MD, Fred C. Buffett Professor of Medicine and Surgery, and Dr. Gajewski, were awarded a $1 million Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award grant. The team will use the funds to investigate whether loss of the PTEN gene, which commonly occurs in prostate cancer, leads to immune suppression and immunotherapy failure. If successful, this project will establish a new precision immunotherapy regimen for patients with advanced prostate cancer. Nishant Agrawal, MD, professor of surgery, was recently appointed Chief of the Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Agrawal is a member of the 2017 International Liquid Biopsy Initiative Team, which was awarded the Team Science Award at this year’s American Associa- tion for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting. Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and medicine, has been awarded an Outstanding Investigator Award by the National Cancer Insti- tute (NCI), a branch of the National Institutes of Health. The award guarantees $600,000 in direct costs per year for seven years. Bernard Roizman, ScD, the Joseph Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Virology, was awarded the 2017 Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology from the National Academy of Sciences for his pivotal research on how herpes viruses replicate and cause disease. Robert Grossman, PhD, professor of medicine, director of the Center for Data Intensive Science, and Co-PI of the NCI Genomic Data Commons, has been named the Fred- erick H. Rawson Professor. Dr. Grossman’s research focuses on bioinformatics, data science, and data- intensive computing. Open in Orland Park Cancer services from the Univer- sity of Chicago Medicine are now available at our new Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park. To learn more, please visit www.uchospitals. edu/orland-park CANCER.UCHICAGO.EDU 11 News