OCRFA Awards $5.6 Million in Scientific Research Grants for 2017

(January 20, 2017) OCRFA has awarded $5.6 million in new scientific research grants for ovarian cancer, bringing our total investment in life-saving research to over $75 million.

This year’s grants have been awarded to twenty top scientists at thirteen leading medical centers across the country.

Our 2017 grantees are among the best and brightest working in the field,” says Dr. Jeff Boyd, Director, Translational Research and Genomic Medicine at Miami Cancer Institute and Chair of OCRFA’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

These research projects tackle the most pressing issues in ovarian cancer today, focusing largely on the biology of ovarian cancer, and especially on novel therapeutic approaches to advanced ovarian cancer, including immunotherapy,” says Dr. Boyd.

The work these scientists do every day is critical to winning the fight against ovarian cancer.

Collaborative Research Development Grant Recipients

Tyler Curiel, MD – University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Ronen Marmorstein, PhD – The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Kenneth Nephew, PhD – Indiana University
Ie-Ming Shih, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Liz Tilberis Early Career Award Recipients

Alessia Baccarini, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ronald Chandler, PhD – Michigan State University
Ilana Chefetz, PhD – The Regents of the University of Michigan
Michael Goldberg, PhD – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Sunila Pradeep, PhD – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Boris Winterhoff, MD – Regents of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Ann and Sol Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award Recipients

Marion Curtis, PhD – The University of Chicago
Anniina Farkkila, MD, PhD – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jagmohan Hooda, PhD – The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Gilbert Huang, PhD – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dongyu Jia, PhD – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Venkatesh Krishnan, PhD – Stanford University
Xianzhi Lin, PhD – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Beatrice Rondinelli, PhD – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Priyanka Verma, PhD – The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

graphic collage of all grantee headshots

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