$240,000 Awarded to Research Projects with Patient-Centered Outcomes and Community Engagement

Laurie Kelly
National Director, Communications
(240) 235-2204 | laurie.kelly@curesearch.org

Bethesda, Md – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announced the grant recipients of the CureSearch Community Impact Awards (CCIA). A total of $240,000 will be distributed to fourteen award recipients with projects having an impact on psychosocial resources for patients and families and caregiver resources.

“It’s critical for children and their families facing childhood cancer diagnoses to have the resources they need during this difficult time,” said Laura Thrall, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer chief executive officer. “Our CCIA Awards empower local medical communities to provide this much needed support.”

Launched in 2015, the CCIA Awards recognize the importance of community-based programs and innovative research in addressing the immediate needs of childhood cancer patients and finding cures.

The fourteen CCIA Award recipients are:

Pietro Bonacossa
Variety Children’s Hospital dba Miami Children’s Hospital
Miami, FL

Laura Parcels
Hurley Medical Center
Flint, MI

Alicia Switzer
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Karim Sadak
Regents of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

Linda Nicolotti
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, NC

Laura Gerak
Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Akron, OH

Mary Baron Nelson
Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Amelia Baffa
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
Cleveland, OH

Marshall Schorin
Inova Health Care Services
Springfield, VA

Debra Giugliano
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc.
Stony Brook, NY

Jeffrey Taub
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Philip Monteleone
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inc.
Bethlehem, PA

Mandy Santiago
Nemours Children’s Clinic – Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
Jacksonville, FL

Mary Lou Schmidt
University of Illinois at Chicago – UIC
Chicago, IL

To learn more about the grant recipients and the CCIA program, click here.


CureSearch for Children’s Cancer

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national nonprofit organization based in Bethesda, Md, works to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame. CureSearch is building a $10 million research pipeline to aggressively drive pediatric research grants and clinical trials that have a higher chance of becoming cures for children’s cancer without the toxic side effects that plague current treatment options.

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$240,000 Awarded to Research Projects with Patient-Centered Outcomes and Community Engagement was last modified: December 1st, 2015 by Geoff Duncan

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