Hao Nguyen MD, PhD Wins Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award

Submitted by UCSF Urology on June 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Hao Nguyen MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Urology hasDr Hao Nguyen in clinic been awarded a Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award.  The award, known as the YI Program was started in 2007. It recognizes work by early career scientists, typically under 35, and provides funding in 3-year investments to individuals whose skills and expertise have the potential to rapidly advance high impact discoveries that can be translated to clinical practice. As part of the YI program, awardees are mentored by leaders in prostate cancer research. Each award is matched dollar-for-dollar by the investigator's institution.

Dr. Howard Soule, PCF Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer “Supporting a focus on prostate cancer by talented, young investigators is critical to realizing PCF’s goal of accelerating breakthrough discoveries that can potentially end death and suffering from prostate cancer.”

Says Professor and Chair, Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, “UCSF has benefited greatly by the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s support--this is one more important example.  Investing in talented young clinician scientists like Dr. Nguyen, ensures a brighter future for those with prostate cancer."