2017 Pershing Square Sohn Prize Winners Named

2017 Pershing Square Sohn Prize Winners Named

The has announced the winners of the 2017 .

Established in 2013 as part of a $25 million partnership between the and foundations, the annual prize is designed to bridge the gap between young investigators, academics, nonprofits, investors, and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. This year's prize winners will each receive $200,000 per year for up to three years to enable them to pursue cutting-edge research at a stage in their research when traditional funding is lacking.

The 2017 cohort of Pershing Square Sohn Prize winners includes Yimon Aye (), Juan Cubillos-Ruiz (Weill Cornell Medicine), Mikala Egeblad (), Daniel Heller (), Eirini Papapetrou (), and Richard White (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center).

"We are pleased to announce this second cohort of outstanding Pershing Square Sohn Prize winners," said , co-founder of the Pershing Square Foundation and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management. "With this prize, we are creating a critical opportunity for young, innovative scientists to realize their dreams and forge a new path to discovery and cures during a time in their career when funding is typically difficult to obtain. Our goal is to accelerate the potential for cures by backing the best young researchers."

"." Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Press Release 05/08/2017.