OCRA Awards $5.25 Million in Scientific Research Grants for 2019

(January 10, 2019) We’re pleased to announce OCRA’s newest research grants of $5.25 million to 23 top scientists at 14 top medical centers. In 2019, with our other ongoing grants and programs, OCRA is investing nearly $9 million in our fight against ovarian cancer.

“OCRA invests in medical research to cure ovarian cancer. Scientists need our support at every stage of their careers in a severely underfunded field,” said Audra Moran, President and CEO of OCRA. “This year we are funding the most first-time grantees ever, in our quest to encourage and support young scientists early in their careers. Our 2019 portfolio also demonstrates our commitment to sustaining outstanding science—both our mid-level and largest grants will support many prior OCRA grantees who have gone on to expand and grow the research we helped them begin. OCRA invests in the future by supporting those most likely to make an impact.”

Collaborative Research Development Grant Recipients
Ronald Buckanovich, MD, PhD – Magee-Womens Research Institute
Rugang Zhang, PhD – The Wistar Institute

Liz Tilberis Early Career Award Recipients
Min Soon Cho, PhD – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Zihua Gong, MD, PhD – Cleveland Clinic
Xiaowen Hu, PhD – University of Pennsylvania
Kate Lawrenson, PhD – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Elizabeth Stover, MD, PhD – Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Takemasa Tsuji, PhD – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kris Wood, PhD – Duke University

Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award Recipients
Kristin Anderson, PhD – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Alexander Cole, PhD – Magee-Womens Research Institute
Sarah Gitto, PhD – University of Pennsylvania
Sarah Hill, MD, PhD – Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Guy Katz, MD, PhD – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Isaac Klein, MD, PhD – Dana Farber Cancer Institute
John Krais, PhD – Fox Chase Cancer Center
Marilyne Labrie, PhD – Oregon Health and Science University
Shariska Petersen, MD – University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute
Rebecca Porter, MD, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital
Alba Rodriguez-Garcia, PhD – University of Pennsylvania
Elaine Stur, PhD – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Shuai Wu, PhD – The Wistar Institute

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