Elham Azizi Named the 2024 Innovators in Science Award Early-Career Scientist Winner

December 05, 2023

Congratulations to Elham Azizi - Herbert and Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Cancer Data Research (in the Herbert and Florence Institute for Cancer Dynamics and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center) and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering - who was named the Early-Career Scientist winner for the 2024 Innovators in Science Award in recognition of her work developing a suite of computational tools and models that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to characterize immune profiles in the tumor microenvironment.

Established in 2016, the Innovators in Science Award is administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by Takeda. This global award recognizes the contributions of both a promising Early-Career Scientist and an outstanding Senior Scientist to biomedical science and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research. Select international institutions are invited to submit nominations. Each winner receives an unrestricted prize of $200,000 for their excellence in, and commitment to, innovative science that has significantly advanced a rotating focus area. Focus areas include Neuroscience, Regenerative Medicine, Rare Diseases, Gastroenterology, and Cancer Immunology.

Read the NYAS/Takeda press release: https://www.nyas.org/press-releases/takeda-and-the-new-york-academy-of-sciences-announce-2024-innovators-in-science-award-winners/

Read the Columbia Engineering feature "Elham Azizi vs. Cancer: Fighting the Disease with Data, AI, and Math": https://www.engineering.columbia.edu/news/elham-azizi-vs-cancer-fighting-disease-data-ai-and-math