CPRIT awards $2.5 million to bring leading scientist to Texas Tech - KCBD-TV

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has announced a $2.5 million grant awarded to Texas Tech University to help attract leading cancer researcher Igor Sokolov to the university. It is part of $114 million in funding to support cancer-fighting efforts in Texas.

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"Dr. Igor Sokolov's research in the early detection of cancer makes him an exceptional candidate to complement existing cancer research efforts at Texas Tech and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center," said Lawrence Schovanec, dean of Texas Tech's College of Arts and Sciences. "He will be the first scientist in the state of Texas funded for an Investigators Performing Translational Research award and we are excited that he will be a faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences and the department of physics."

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