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Department of Internal Medicine's First PSTP Incentive Award Honors Dr. Gumbleton

Department of Internal Medicine’s First PSTP Incentive Award Given to Grant Recipient, Dr. Gumbleton

Dr. Matthew Gumbleton, a rising physician-scientist in our Division of Oncology, has just received a grant from the Lung Cancer Research Foundation for $150,000 over two years to study invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma of the lung. Specifically, he will examine the efficacy of inhibition of the KRAS gene in treating this type of lung cancer in highly relevant experimental models. 

The results from these studies are expected to inform future clinical trials for patients suffering from invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma of the lung. The DOIM will also give him a PSTP Incentive Award to celebrate this achievement.

Matthew Gumbleton, MD, PhD, joined the faculty in the Division of Oncology on July 1, 2023. Dr. Gumbleton received his MD and PhD degrees from the Upstate Medical University at Syracuse. He joined the Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) in the DOIM at the University of Utah in 2017. As part of the PSTP, he underwent an accelerated Internal Medicine residency program, then clinical and research fellowship training in our Oncology Division. Under the tutelage of Dr. Eric Snyder in the Department of Pathology, he successfully competed for the research award from the Lung Cancer Foundation.

We congratulate Dr. Gumbleton for his outstanding achievements and wish him the best in his future academic endeavors. We also thank Dr. Saundra Buys, the Division Chief, for her support of Dr. Gumbleton and the DOIM and her superb leadership of the Oncology Division.