NANETS congratulates Christopher M. Heaphy, PhD of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as the NANETS 2016 Basic Translational Science Investigator (BTSI) Award recipient. The BTSI is sponsored by the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) and is made possible by the generous support of the Margie and Robert Peterson Foundation. The BTSI is awarded to a NANETS member in their first five years of faculty appointment and is meant to encourage the pursuit of basic or translational research with a focus on neuroendocrine tumors. The BTSI is a grant award of $100,000 to be distrubuted over the two year grant award cycle. Dr. Heaphy plans to utilize the BTSI award to invest in his translational research to further the understanding of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor biology.