William Y. Kim

Kim is involved with cancer genetics, clinical research, the urologic oncology program and the cancer genetics program. The Kim Lab studies the genetics of bladder and kidney cancers.

Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Professor of Genetics
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Genetics
Clinical Research
Urologic Oncology Program
Cancer Genetics Program

Area of Interest

Kim is a laboratory-based physician-scientist. The Kim Laboratory studies the genetics and cancer biology underlying the initiation and progression of bladder and kidney cancers. The Kim Lab uses in vitro methods as well as patient derived xenograft tumors and genetically engineered murine (GEM) models of cancer. Dr. Kim’s Co-Directors UNC’s Mouse Phase 1 Unit (MP1U) and is involved in the Next Gen sequencing of both human cancer genomes as the interim Director for Precision Oncology for UNC Lineberger. Clinically, Kim takes care of patients with genitourinary malignancies.

To find out more, please visit The Kim Lab website.

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor
  • 2014 Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) Innovation Award
  • 2014 Elected member, the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
  • 2012 AACR, Kure It, Grant for Kidney Cancer Research
  • 2010 University Cancer Research Fund, Innovation Award
  • 2010 DOD Prostate Cancer, Physician Research Training Award
  • 2009 Damon Runyon, Clinical Investigator Award
  • 2008 Joan’s Legacy Lung Cancer Foundation Award
  • 2008 DOD Prostate Cancer New Investigator Award
  • 2003 Harvard Medical School Scholars in Medicine Award
  • 2002 ASCO Young Investigator Award
  • 1992 White Prize, for study in Economics, Wesleyan University
  • 1991 Howard Hughes Research Fellow, Wesleyan University

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