2015-2016 Research Awards

This year the Foundation is offering seven prizes in the 2015-2016 Research Grants and Awards cycle as described below:

“Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Prize” in Honor of Ronald Alvarez, MD

This $5,000 prize will be given to an individual who can best demonstrate that he or she has been able to use their Foundation award to improve women’s health care. Only past Foundation award winners qualify for this prize.

Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher

This $50,000 annual prize will be awarded to an individual in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to research improving the care of women with gynecologic cancer.

Dr. John L. Lewis, Jr./William F. O’Connor Foundation Research Prize

Funding is available for a $1,000 prize to a fellow or resident who has promise to contribute to the field of gynecologic oncology in the future.

David M. Gershenson, MD Young Investigator Prize

Funding is available for a $1,000 prize to a fellow or resident who has promise to contribute to the field of gynecologic oncology in the future.

Perlman Family CCARE Lynch Syndrome Research Prize

Funding is available for a $1,500 stipend for a trainee to support a summer or short-term research project that advances knowledge about Lynch Syndrome and its role in gynecologic cancers.

Carol’s Cause Awards for the Outstanding Papers by Residents or Fellows

All candidate members who qualify for these awards will automatically be included in the evaluation process; no application is necessary.

 

To learn about the research grants and awards being offered this year, view the 2015-2016 Research Grants and Awards booklet which describes each of the grants and awards, and the application process.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Foundation at research@foundationforwomenscancer.org.

Spotlight

Elizabeth Young isn’t afraid to jump for a cause no matter how high. As a survivor of cervical cancer, Young empowers women through skydiving, running marathons and giving back to the cause. This year is no different with her second skydiving event Mother’s Day Weekend.

Awareness

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.

Research

The Foundation is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.

Education

FREE Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.