6 New Young Investigator Awardees Announced

Young InvestigatorsCureSearch recently announced $1.3 million in new grant funding for Young Investigators pursuing innovative projects in childhood cancer research. Through the Young Investigator-2 program, CureSearch will fund 6 researchers whose work promises to make a difference in understanding and treating childhood cancers.

These awards provide $75,000 in funding over 3 years, an increase in the award amount and timeframe from Young Investigator-1. Guided by our Scientific Advisory Council, CureSearch expanded the award in order to better support the research of promising young investigators. Early-career investigators are the most vulnerable to federal funding shortages for research, and they rely more than ever on the support of private foundations like CureSearch in order to continue their research.

At the CureSearch Symposium on October 17, CureSearch announced the following awardees of these Young Investigator-2 grants:

Kara Davis, DO
Stanford University
Project: Single-Cell Characterization of Phenotype and STAT Signaling in BCP ALL

Anthony Graves, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Project: Therapeutically Targeting OPA1 in N-Myc Amplified Neuroblastoma

Ranjit Bindra, MD, PhD
Yale University
Project: Identification of Novel Targeted Agents for Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma

Birgit Knoechel, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project: Epigenetic Mechanisms of Resistance in T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Andrew Lee Hong, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project: Genomic Drivers of 1q Amplification in Wilms Tumor

Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Project: Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM): A Novel Intervention

6 New Young Investigator Awardees Announced was last modified: December 30th, 2014 by Geoff Duncan

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