Sharifi Honored with Harrington Fellowship


Nima Sharifi, MD, Department of Cancer Biology, was recently named a 2016 Harrington Fellow by University Hospitals’ Harrington Discovery Institute. This new award recognizes promising early- to mid-career physician scientists in the Cleveland area and provides them with $75,000 for two years to support their research. Harrington Fellows participate in scientific meetings, grant evaluation and selection of future Harrington Scholars.

Dr. Sharif's research focuses on metabolic and molecular mechanisms of hormone therapy resistance in prostate cancer and developing new treatment strategies. He has demonstrated a history of outstanding research achievements that hold promise for improving treatment of aggressive prostate cancer. He has received many awards for his work, including the 2014 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the 2015 Challenge Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and the 2017 Richard E. Weitzman Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society.

Dr. Sharifi joined Cleveland Clinic in 2013 and holds joint appointments in the Lerner Research Institute, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute and Taussig Cancer Institute. He also holds the Kendrick Family Chair for Prostate Cancer Research.

Press release from University Hospitals.