The Office of the Vice President for Research would like to recognize Matthew Hanley, UConn Health graduate student, for receiving a prestigious American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Scholar-in-Training Award. This is the second award in as many years to come out of Daniel Rosenberg’s laboratory in the Center for Molecular Medicine.

Matthew Hanley

Matthew Hanley

The AACR Scholar-in-Training program is highly competitive, with fewer than 10 percent of applicants winning awards. The award recognizes outstanding young investigators for their meritorious work in cancer research.

Rosenberg is the director of UConn Health’s Colon Cancer Prevention Program. Recent work from his laboratory has defined a novel dietary intervention strategy for preventing colon cancer that has shown great promise in preclinical animal studies. Rosenberg, Hanley and their colleagues have recently identified key metabolic changes resulting from the consumption of this diet, which they believe underlie its cancer protective effects. It is their hope that this project will lead to a better understanding of the relationship between nutrition and cancer and to the development of improved strategies for chemopreventive intervention.