UCSF OHNS's Dr. Jennifer Grandis Named Cancer Research Academy Fellow

April 4, 2022
Jennifer Grandis, MD, professor at UCSF OHNS

Congratulations to Jennifer Grandis, MD, of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF OHNS), who has been named a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy (AACR). Dr. Grandis is an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Dr. Grandis is one of the 33 fellows who are being honored for their scientific contributions to propel innovation and progress against cancer. According to the AACR, "fellows of the AACR Academy serve as a global brain trust of top contributors to cancer science and medicine who help advance the mission of the AACR to prevent and cure all cancers through research, education, communication, collaboration, science policy and advocacy and funding for cancer research."

Dr. Grandis's expertise is in precision medicine, signal transduction and translational research, and she was selected for her research on genomic alterations and key signaling pathways in head and neck cancer with the goal of enabling precision medicine studies.

"It is an honor to be recognized among this brilliant, impactful group of scientists and researchers," says Dr. Grandis. "I am looking forward to representing the AACR as a fellow and continuing to contribute to live saving cancer research."

The fellows were selected after a multi-step peer review process that includes a rigorous assessment of each candidate's scientific accomplishments in cancer research. The honorees all met the criteria of producing work with a significant and enduring impact on cancer research.

"The 2022 class consists of various luminaries who span the gamut of scientific disciplines," said Margaret Foti, PhD, MD, chief executive officer of the AACR. "Collectively, their work has significantly accelerated the pace of progress against cancer and has served as an inspiration for countless cancer researchers."

Join us in congratulating Dr. Grandis!