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$128,000 Awarded to Research Projects with Patient-Centered Outcomes and Community Engagement

Posted: November 17, 2016

For Immediate Release
Sarita Sastry, PhD
National Director, Research and Programs
(240) 235-2215 |

Bethesda, Md – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announced the grant recipients of the CureSearch Community Impact Awards (CCIA). A total of $128,000 will be distributed to thirteen award recipients with projects having an impact on psychosocial resources for patients and families and caregiver resources.

“We are proud to offer this much-needed support to local medical communities, as well as to children and families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis,” said Laura Thrall, CureSearch’s president and chief executive officer.

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 thirteen CCIA Award recipients are:

Pietro Bonacossa
Miami Childrens Health System Foundation Inc
Miami, FL

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

*Lindsey Leonard
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
Santa Barbara, CA

Susan Lindemulder
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

*Cynthia Lockhart
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical
Denver, CO

Philip Monteleone
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inc.
Bethlehem, PA

Christine Neugebauer
Methodist Children’s Hospital DBA Covenant Children’s Hospital
Lubbock, TX

*Stephanie Powell
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL

*Pam Rayvid
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark, NJ

*Helena Richards
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care
Jacksonville, FL

Preeti Saigal
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Marshall Schorin
Inova Health Care Services
Falls Church, VA

Alicia Switzer
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

*Spanish language award recipients

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.

For more information, follow CureSearch on Twitter @curesearch or join the conversation on Facebook at

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