Cancer institute taps Hicks for review board
Dr. Chindo Hicks, associate professor of medicine, director of the Cancer Bioinformatics Core in the UMMC Cancer Institute and director of translational genomics and bioinformatics for the Children's Cancer Center, has been selected by the National Cancer Institute to serve on the Review Board for the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs).
The SPORE (P50) is a Specialized Center grant mechanism for the support of a multi-project, interdisciplinary and often multi-institutional research program. The NCI SPORE program was initiated through a special appropriation from Congress in 1992. It is the largest Specialized Center grant mechanism awarded by the NCI.