Doctor cited for National Cancer Institute work.
BY ADVENTIST REVIEW STAFF
James L. Gulley, a member of Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Takoma Park, Maryland, was among 94 researchers who received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor given by the United States government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Gulley, who earned his B.A. at Southern Adventist University, and his M.D. and Ph.D. at Loma Linda University, is a senior investigator and director at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Since 1999 Gulley has been involved in designing and running numerous clinical trials to treat prostate cancer at the National Cancer Institute. He is the author of more than 100 articles, reviews, and chapters on immunotherapy and cancer treatments, and has made presentations at national and international meetings.
According to the White House, the Presidential Early Career Award is awarded to individuals nominated by 16 federal departments and agencies “for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific research, public education, or community outreach.” The awards, established by President Bill Clinton in 1996, are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President.
At Sligo church Gulley is an elder and chair of the stewardship committee. He and his wife, Trenise, have two children.