Today’s the day! (Drumroll please!) It’s time to announce some exciting news — St. Baldrick’s very first grants of the year are here, with more to come. Read on to learn about our 2017 Summer Fellow grants, how these grants build a brighter future for children’s cancer research and how YOU made this support possible.
Our 2017 Summer Fellow grants are here!
This year, 21 institutions will receive $5,000, which will support medical school or college students working on a childhood cancer research project.
These students will get the chance to spend their summer working in the pediatric cancer field under the mentorship of a childhood cancer expert.
In a time when students might be deterred from pursuing pediatric oncology because funding is so scarce, these $5,000 grants are crucial in helping young investigators get a toehold in the field while ensuring a vibrant future for childhood cancer research.
We hope these summer fellowships spark a passion that turns these bright young minds into our next childhood cancer research trailblazers — and it’s all thanks to you.
Meet one Summer Fellow who is helping kids with cancer as both a doctor & three-time shavee >
In fact — thanks again to generous people like you — the St. Baldrick’s Foundation funded a total of $24.1 million in childhood cancer research grants last year.
So take a well-deserved bow. We couldn’t have done it without you.
The following institutions will receive a St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellow grant:
· Case Western Reserve University – School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
· Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
· Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, Beaverton, Ore.
· Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
· Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, D.C.
· Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
· Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind.
· Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, N.Y.
· Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
· Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
· Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oka.
· Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.
· University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
· University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
· University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Co.
· University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii
· University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oka.
· The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn.
· University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
· Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
· Washington University St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
Help us continue to fund the next generation of researchers and cures – because all kids deserve to grow up cancer free.
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