First Grants of 2015: Investing in the Future of Childhood Cancer Research

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 18, 2015

When it comes to finding cures for childhood cancers, some might think that $5,000 is a drop in the bucket. But we’re here to tell you that $5,000 makes a big difference!

2015 Summer Fellows

Today, we’re happy to announce our 2015 Summer Fellow Grants. This year, 18 institutions have been awarded these $5,000 grants, which will support medical school or college students in the lab on a childhood cancer research project over one summer.

Under the guidance of an expert in pediatric oncology, these students will get a taste of what it’s like to work in the childhood cancer field. We hope that experience leads to a full-fledged career!

Because there are so few dollars for childhood cancer research, it can be tough to get funding as a researcher in the specialty. That’s why your support of St. Baldrick’s is crucial. The funding gap makes it challenging to attract young minds to the field, but by exposing these students to childhood cancer research, we hope to nurture a passion for the work that will drive them forward despite the obstacles.

 Learn more about the funding gap >

These scholars are the future — a future with better treatment for kids with cancer, and a future free of childhood cancer.

The following institutions were awarded this year’s summer fellowship grants:

Stanford University Medical Center
The Regents of the University of California, Irvine
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Hawaii
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Uniformed Services University of the Health Science
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital/Spectrum Health System
Regents of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Childrens Hospital Medical Center-Cincinnati
Case Western Reserve University – School of Medicine
The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.

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