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Cancer Investigator Moses Wins Research Award

September 21, 2009

Harold L. Moses, M.D.

Harold L. Moses, M.D.

Harold L. (Hal) Moses, M.D., professor of Cancer Biology, Medicine, and Pathology and director emeritus of  Vanderbilt-Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center, has earned the Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research at Vanderbilt University. The award was announced at the Fall Faculty Assembly, September 1.

The Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research is awarded annually to a member of the Vanderbilt University faculties whose achievements in research, scholarship or creative expression have earned significant critical reception and are recognized nationally or internationally. The prize consists of $5,000 and an engraved pewter julep cup. The winner’s name is added to a silver bowl following a design by Paul Revere.

“I am so honored to receive this prestigious prize for my research efforts,” said Moses, Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Molecular Oncology. “I have spent my entire career attempting to decode the secrets of cancer biology and this award is a wonderful recognition of those efforts.”

Moses is the Founding Director of Vanderbilt-Ingram and current director of the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories. He is well known for his work on the transforming growth factor-beta family of growth regulatory peptides. He is the recipient of two Outstanding Investigator Awards from the National Cancer Institute, the Ester Langer Award from the University of Chicago for meritorious cancer research, the John Exton Award for Innovative Research from Vanderbilt University and the Rous-Whipple Award for outstanding research accomplishments from the American Association of Pathologists. He is a past president of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Association of Cancer Institutes (AACI) and he chairs the National Cancer Policy Forum of the Institute of Medicine.