Center for Personalized Therapeutics

Awards and Recognitions

Dr. Mark Ratain who has dedicated a significant portion of his career mentoring scientists in oncology and clinical pharmacology was a recipient of the 2020 Arthur Rubenstein Faculty Mentorship Award.

The ASCO Post features talks from the First International Summit on Interventional Pharmacoeconomics, including Dr. Mark Ratain’s talk on mantle cell lymphoma: making a case for low-dose ibrutinib.

Watch Dr. Ratain’s video to learn more


Dr Tien Truong is the recipient of the PAUL CALABRESI SCHOLARS IN CLINICAL ONCOLOGY K12 award.

Dr Peter O’Donnell was selected by the graduation Pritzker Class of 2020 for the Favorite Faculty Award.

Dr Peter O’Donnell was selected by the Alliance Executive Committee to become the Vice-Chair of the Pharmacogenomics and Population Pharmacology Committee.

Dr Mark Ratain was asked to establish and lead the Department of Medicine COVID advisory team to liaison with HICS and provide guidelines for COVID medication use.
Dr Ratain and Kevin Colgan (Chief Pharmacy Officer, UCM), have initiated important clinical trials for this disease allowing our physicians to have access to promising therapies on a compassionate use basis for highly selected patients.

Dr Peter O’Donnell was selected by the Alliance Executive Committee to become the Vice-Chair of the Pharmacogenomics and Population Pharmacology Committee.

Garth Strohbehn and his mentor, Dr. Mark Ratain, were awarded a Women’s Board Spotlight Grant on Survivorship entitled “An international evaluation of oncologist ambiguity aversion and its effect on biosimilar prescribing.”

Dr. Xander van Wijk is the recipient of the 2020 AACC Academy George Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific Publication.

Dr. O’Donnell and Dr. Dickerson Awarded Innovation Grant

At University of Chicago’s 2017 Quality & Safety Symposium, Drs. O’Donnell and Dickerson were awarded the Innovations Grant for their project titled “Implementation of Point-of-Care Pharmacogenomic Decision Support in Postoperative Pain Management”!


Dr. Peter O’Donnell named Pre-Clinical Teacher of the Year

Dr. Peter O’Donnell, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director for Clinical Implementation of the Center for Personalized Therapeutics, was named Pre-Clinical Teacher of the Year at the 2017 Department of Medicine awards day.


Dr. Peter O’Donnell has been elected as an Alumni Honoree by Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Dr. Peter O’Donnell, Associate Director of the Center for Personalized Therapeutics, has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as an Alumni Honoree for his outstanding leadership and accomplishments.


Ryan P. McKillip has been awarded the 2016 ASCPT Presidential Trainee Award for his work done on the 1200 Patients Project

Ryan P. McKillip, a second year medical student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, has received the 2016 ASCPT Presidential Trainee Award for his work analyzing how pharmacogenomic information can impact the doctor-patient relationship. This research was completed as part of the 1200 Patients Project.

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Dr. Tanima De is a recipient of the 2016 ASCPT Presidential Trainee Award for her work done in Dr. Minoli Perera’s laboratory

Tanima De, PhD has been awarded the 2016 ASCPT Presidential Trainee award for her work on identifying the genetic determinants of hemorrhagic complications from warfarin in African Americans. To find out more about her research, view her video here.


Dr. Minoli Perera is a 2016 ASCPT  Scientific Award recipient of the Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award

Minoli Perera, PharmD, PhD has been awarded the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) 2016 Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award for her contributions to the field of clinical pharmacology

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Pritzker medical student wins award for work done on the 1200 Patients Project

Pritzker medical student Nisha Wadhwa won a 2014 ASCPT Presidental Trainee Award at the annual ASCPT conference.


Dr. Michael Maitland wins prestigious award

Michael Maitland, M.D., Ph.D. has been selected as the 2012 ASCPT Leon I Goldberg Young Investigator Award by the members of the ASCPT Scientific Awards Selection Task Force. Dr. Maitland will be honored at the upcoming ASCPT Annual Meeting in March.


Mark Ratain, MD Named as Honorary Fellow by the American College of Clinical Pharmacology

Mark Ratain, MD, the Leon O. Jacobson Professor of Medicine, Chairman, Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics  and Director of the Center for Personalized Therapeutics is the 2011 recipient of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology’s (ACCP) Honorary Fellow Award.  This award recognizes Dr. Ratain’s  expertise in the use of investigational agents for the treatment of advanced solid tumors. Dr.


Cancer specialist Mark Ratain receives prestigious award from leading oncology society

Mark Ratain, MD, the Leon O. Jacobson Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the Translational Research Professorship for 2011 by the American Society for Clinical Oncology’s Conquer Cancer Foundation.

The award, according to the foundation, provides “flexible funding to outstanding translational researchers who have made, and are continuing to make, significant contributions that have changed the direction of cancer research and who provide mentorship to future translational researchers.”

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