Massey deputy director inducted into honor society for physician-scientists
Steven R. Grossman, M.D., Ph.D., deputy director of VCU Massey Cancer Center and Dianne Nunnally Hoppes Endowed Chair in Cancer Research for the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care at the VCU School of Medicine, has been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
“I am honored to be inducted into the ASCI and join other physician-scientists, like our director Dr. Gordon Ginder, in one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies,” says Grossman.
Comprised of over 3,000 physician-scientists, the organization represents leaders in academic medicine who are dedicated to the advancement of research that extends our understanding and improves the treatment of human diseases. The ASCI considers nominations from several hundred physician-scientists and elects up to 80 new members each year.
A researcher and physician, Grossman is a nationally recognized expert in tumor biology and gastrointestinal cancers. He currently holds a National Institutes of Health grant that supports his research examining the role of tumor suppressor proteins in order to develop new ways of treating pancreatic cancer. He was also awarded three grants designed to support the work of researchers advancing the understanding of basic cancer biology and the development of new methods for its prevention and treatment: the Kimmel Scholar Award from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, the Howard Temin Pathway to Independence Award in Cancer Research from the National Cancer Institute and a Research Scholar Award from the American Cancer Society.