St. Baldrick’s Foundation Announces 2018 Summer Grant Recipients


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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has announced its 2018 summer grant recipients, including seven from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

2018 Recipients

  • Nmazou Ozuah, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, received an international scholar grant for $330,000 to support his project studying biologic predictors in Hodgkin lymphoma in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Peter Wasswa, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, was awarded the $115,000 extended international scholar grant to pursue research looking at the biologic and clinical profiling of childhood hematologic malignancies.
  • Michele Redell, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Oncology, received a research grant for $96,012 to help fund her research in chemotherapy resistance through stroma-induced SYK in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Kimberly Raghubar, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics-Psychology, received a $49,858 supportive care research grant to aid in the development of an online platform for cognitive surveillance in pediatric brain tumors.
  • Eveline Barbieri, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology, received a scholar grant for $111,616 to support her research exploring novel differentiating therapies for high-risk neuroblastoma.
  • Will Parsons, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine and Co-Director of the Brain Tumor and Cancer Genetics ad Genomics Programs at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, and Carl Allen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine and Co-Director of the Lymphoma and Histiocytosis Programs at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, each received a $150,000 innovation award. ■

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