|Awarded On||August 18, 2021|
|Title||Early Clinical Investigator|
|Award Mechanism||Early Clinical Investigator|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Kalil Abdullah|
|Cancer Sites||Brain and Other Nervous System|
Dr. Kalil Abdullah, MD, MSc was selected as a UT Southwestern nominee for the CPRIT Early Clinical Investigators Award after a competitive selection from all eligible investigators at the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC). He is a neurosurgical oncologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. This year’s application cycle for nominations was highly competitive, and from these applications, Dr. Abdullah’s letter of intent was selected by a group of senior oncology clinicians and investigators to proceed with a full application to CPRIT for this award.