Resident selected as research award recipient
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Shepherdstown native Katherine Hoadley, Ph.D., was recently selected as one of two new Weatherspoon Family Brain Tumor Research Award recipients.
The other recipient was Dr. Carey Anders, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
Hoadley, a research associate at UNC Lineberger, is being recognized for her contributions to a Lineberger-led analysis of glioblastomas (fast-growing malignant brain tumors).
Both Hoadley and Anders received a cash prize of $2,500 to be used for professional development and will also have their names engraved on a plaque that will be displayed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“The quality and quantity of brain tumor research on the UNC campus is impressive, so winning this award is a great feather in the caps of both Drs. Hoadley and Anders,” said Matthew Ewend, MD, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, in a press release.
The Weatherspoon Family Brain Tumor Research Award was created this year by the family of Van Weatherspoon of Charlotte, N.C., to honor him for his many years of service and commitment to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and to its brain tumor program.