UPMC Children’s Cancer Researcher Receives Scholar Award

October 19, 2021

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology researcher Kelly M. Bailey, MD, PhD, was awarded a UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Junior Scholar Award for Meritorious Basic Cancer Research.

Dr. Bailey was recognized for her work studying the basic biology and mechanisms of DNA damage repair and the anti-tumor immune response in Ewing sarcoma. 

Dr. Bailey's recognition from UPMC Hillman comes on the heels of receiving a National Institutes of Health K08 grant in April 2021 that supports her Ewing sarcoma studies. 

More About Dr. Bailey

Kelly M. Bailey, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Bailey is a physician-scientist in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She specializes in the study of pediatric bone sarcomas, with a specific emphasis on the immune response in pediatric sarcomas, the tumor microenvironment of Ewing sarcoma, and the role of DNA damage in the immunogenicity of Ewing sarcoma.

Dr. Bailey earned her MD/PhD degrees from West Virginia University, followed by residency and fellowship in pediatric hematology/ oncology at the University of Michigan. Other recent notable accomplishments of Dr. Bailey's are a 2020-2022 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Young Investigator Award, and an Alex's Lemonade Stand Young Investigator Grant in 2016 for a project on the micro-environmental regulators of Ewing sarcoma metastasis. Dr. Bailey also is one of 10 investigators that comprise the New Agents for Ewing Sarcoma Task Force of the Children's Oncology Group (COG).