MRF Announces 2008 Named Research Grants

The Melanoma Research Foundation announces its list of Named Research Grants for 2008. Because of the direct efforts of volunteers and donors, over $1,000,000 in grants are being awarded this year. Thank you for making this possible!

Second Year Career Development Awards

Dr. Alexander KrupnickWashington University (St. Louis): Award in Honor of Katie Brennan, Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) of Texas Tech, Vanderbilt/Meharry, and Wright University, Karen Dolge, Tyler Feldman, William Gelston, Ian Maclellan, Beth Nagurny, and Ralphstock

Dr. Arati SharmaThe Pennsylvania College of Medicine (Hershey): Award in Memory of John Geltrude and Tricia Elaine Black by Teb’s Troops

Dr. Angela HessBloomsburg University (Pennsylvania): Award in Memory of Kathy Domijan, Art Fuller, Robert Hansen, Mary Ellen Koutny, Chris Kutter, Paul Mikaulauskas, Kathy Salling, Deb Sandry, Whitney Watkins, Leonard E. Warren, and Jon Warrington

Dr. Jonathan LeeUMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick): Award in Memory of Kent McCullough

Dr. Gregory LesinskiThe Ohio State University: Award in Memory of Judie Bailey, Tom Butler, Amanda Carter-Horn, Joe Falso, George Madzia, Gordon Meldrum, Amber Murphy, Murray Richardson, Carl Osterlof, Mike Revers, Bruce Schocken, Bob Whitman, and George A. Wilkins

Dr. Victoria CrotzerIndiana School of Medicine: Award from The Bill Walter III Melanoma Research Fund and In Memory of Aaron Anchor and Jack Riemen

Dr. Kevin BrownThe Translational Genomics Research Institute (Phoenix): Award in Honor of 2007 Wings of Hope Recipient: Dr. Paul Chapman

Dr. Xiaowe XuUniversity of Pennsylvania: Award in Memory of Kathy Bowers, Lucien Caron, Gary D. Cox, Kerry Daveline, Randy G. Johnson, Sara Pauli, Larry Poplawski, Dolores Ryan, Linda A. Transou, and Ken Ulrey

First Year Career Development Awards

Dr. Paul AntonyJohns Hopkins University (Baltimore): The Brenda MacDonald Melanoma Foundation Award

Dr. Susanne SchlisioDan Farber Cancer Institute: Award in Memory of Don Aronow

Dr. Soheil DadrasStanford University: The Two Faced Cosmetics’ Love Lisa Award

Dr. Karen Taraszka HastingsUniversity of Arizona: Award In Honor of Kelly’s Dream and The New Jersey Miles for Melanoma Walk

Dr. William KimThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Award in Honor of Balmoral Turkey Trot, Cincinnati Miles for Melanoma Teams, Full Spectrum Dermatology, Dan & Pam Howard, and Dean Packer

First Year Established Investigator Awards

Dr. Edward DeFaboThe George Washington University (Washington DC): The Diana Ashby Award In Memory of Danny Federici of the E Street Band

Dr. Boris C. BastianUniversity of California, San Francisco: The Susan Fazio Melanoma Research Foundation Award

Dr. Patrick HwuMD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston): Award in Memory of James Robbins

Donor Designated Grant

Dr. Jedd WolchukMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: The Sohn Foundation Award

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