Meet OCRF’s 2014 Grant Recipients

OCRF is pleased to kick off our 20th anniversary with $6.5 million in research grants awarded to 22 scientists at leading medical institutions across the country.

The 22 research grants awarded to 17 institutions include 12 new Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Awards to bright young ovarian cancer researchers, nearly doubling the amount awarded in this grant category last year. By funding scientists just starting their careers as well as more senior investigators, OCRF efficiently enhances the breadth and depth of ovarian cancer research in the United States.

“This is the most outstanding portfolio of grants in the history of OCRF,” says Jeff Boyd, Ph.D., OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee Chair and Board Member, and Senior Vice President, Molecular Medicine at Fox Chase Cancer Center. “These grants focus on a variety of areas, such as factors increasing cancer risk, new approaches to treatment, understanding basic processes of cells and molecular biology, genetics, and strategies to overcome resistance to chemotherapy.”

Proposals were evaluated through intensive peer review by OCRF’s Scientific Advisory Committee, who aim to fund the very best science. The research projects funded through OCRF’s 2014 grants – and the scientists leading them – represent the present and future of ovarian cancer research.

To date, OCRF has invested over $57 million in the fight to change the future of ovarian cancer, awarding 217 research grants to scientists at 65 leading medical centers in the United States.

For OCRF’s full 2014 grant announcement, including our new gynecologic cancer patient support program grants, please click here to view the press release.

2014 Program Project Development Grant Recipients

Tyler Curiel, M.D., M.P.H. – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Ronen Marmorstein, Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania
Ursula Matulonis, M.D. – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2014 Liz Tilberis Early Career Award Recipients

Tony Cheung, Ph.D. – Medical University of South Carolina
Rachel Grisham, M.D. – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Ryan B. Jensen, Ph.D. – Yale University
Selvendiran Karuppaiyah, Ph.D. – The Ohio State University
Barbara Norquist, M.D. – University of Washington
Matthias Stephan, M.D., Ph.D. – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
John Weroha, M.D., Ph.D. – Mayo Clinic

2014 Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award Recipients

Nima Aghaeepour, Ph.D. – Stanford University
Chi Lam Au Yeung, Ph.D. – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Maria Baratta, Ph.D. – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Raphael Ceccaldi, PharmD, Ph.D. – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Ilana Chefetz, Ph.D. – University of Michigan
Ellen Cheon, Ph.D. – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Hyun Jin Choi, M.D. – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Laura Dillon, Ph.D. – University of Virginia
Mo Li, Ph.D. – University of Michigan
Megan Rice, Sc.D. – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Yang Yang, Ph.D. – Yale University
Yuyu Yuyu, Ph.D. – Johns Hopkins University

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