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Vilcek Foundation Recognizes Yibin Kang

Yibin Kang was chosen by the Vilcek Foundation to receive its 2011 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, which includes a $25,000 cash award and commemorative plaque, recognizes foreign-born scientists and artists, not more than 38 years old, who have made outstanding contributions in the early stages of their professional careers. Associate Professor Kang’s research focuses on the identification of genes and pathways that control metastasis and their role in the propensity of cancer cells to metastasize to different organs, contributing greatly to the general understanding of the molecular basis of cancer metastasis. The Vilcek Prizes embody the Foundation’s mission to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of foreign-born artists and scientists. “Every year, the Vilcek Prizes bring to light the many ways that immigrants contribute to American society,” said Jan T. Vilcek, President of the Foundation. “These contributions have been instrumental in maintaining the leadership position of the United States in scientific research and in the arts.”

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