RGC Winner 2024

Dear CCI,

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 10th Annual Richard Carroll Excellence in Research Award.   This year’s winner is Andrea Brennan.  Andrea joined the CVPF in 2004 and has consistently demonstrated exceptional expertise with each step in the process of immune effector cell manufacturing.  She has set herself apart as a most cherished member of our team contributing greatly to the success of our internationally-renowned program.  Like Richard, Andrea is battling cancer in the lab and in her body.  Her fight gives all of us inspiration and determination to develop therapies that work in solid cancers.

The purpose of this award as you may remember is to acknowledge the folks behind the scenes that make things happen but often do not get recognized for their efforts-like the award’s namesake Richard Carroll.   Richard was a wonderful scientist who had an infectious love of science and working in the lab.  Richard often did the jobs that did not get much fanfare in order to make the entire CCI program more successful in getting therapies to patients.

Andrea will get a plaque acknowledging her as the winner of the award and her name will join others on the wall near the elevator on 8 Smilow.  She will also be able to attend a meeting of her choice or to attend a workshop to improve her skills.  Richard was a firm believer that everyone doing science should always be learning new things, and by allowing folks who normally don’t attend meetings to go, we further pay tribute to Richard’s ideals.

Please join us in congratulating Andrea on being recognized by this award and to thank her for her many contributions to CCI.

All the best,

Richard Carroll Award Selection Committee