Osama Al Dalahmah Wins HICCC Early Career Development Pilot Award Competition
Congratulations to Osama Al Dalahmah, MD, PhD, whose application Defining the Niche of Glioma Recurrence Using Single Nuclei RNA Sequencing has been selected as the awardee for Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) Early Career Development Pilot Award Competition. He will receive $75,000 from HICCC Development Funds and $25,000 in matching funds from the department of pathology and cell biology.
Dr. Osama Al Dalahmah is a young investigator who is completing a clinical and research fellowship in neuropathology at Columbia University. He completed his medical school training at the University of Jordan, and his post-graduate training in the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, where he received a DPhil in physiology, anatomy and genetics. He next joined the department for a joint clinical training in anatomic pathology and neuropathology. His career focus is on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying primary and secondary astroglial responses in neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Al Dalahmah’s current work employs cutting-edge techniques in single cell transcriptomics to understand the role of astrocytes in neurodegeneration in Huntington disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) Early Career Development Pilot Award Competition is a funding opportunity for MD or MD PhD senior fellows/instructors, or PhD senior postdoctoral fellows at Columbia University Irving Medical Center who are transitioning to a faculty position, and who will apply for career development grants from the NIH (e.g. K01, K08, K23, K99-R00), other governmental agencies, and/or from foundations and professional societies. Such individuals should be in the early stages of a research project, obtaining preliminary data in preparation for submission of a career award grant. Applicants may hold appointments in any department at Columbia University Irving Medical Center amongst the four health professional schools.