Akimitsu Yamada, Ph.D., a VCU Massey Cancer Center post-doctoral student was recently recognized for his research at the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health Ninth Annual Women’s Health Research Day, a networking opportunity celebrating and promoting excellence in interdisciplinary women’s health research.
Yamada’s poster, “Human breast cancers that co-express sphingosine kinase 1 and ABCC1 have significant shorter disease free survival,” received the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award. This award was created in memory of Elizabeth Fries, Ph.D., who served as a co-leader of Massey’s Cancer Prevention and Control research program, VCU psychology professor and director of research for the VCU Institute of Women’s Health. The honor is given to a young researcher who shows promise in improving women’s health.
In addition to the Elizabeth Fries award, Yamada was also awarded for the best poster in his poster category: clinical research.