Dr Sam Behjati awarded first International Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award
Dr Sam Behjati, Research Fellow in Medical Sciences (Corpus Christi College Cambridge, UK), has become the first recipient of the International Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award for his work helping children with cancer.
St. Baldrick's Foundation Presents First of its Kind Award in Honor of Renowned Researcher
MINNEAPOLIS, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, awarded Charles Mullighan, MBBS (Hons), MSc, MD, the first-ever St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award at today’s American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASHPO) conference.
Announcing an Award in Memory of Robert J. Arceci, MD PhD
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation announces that nominations are now open for a unique award in loving memory of Dr. Bob Arceci.
Two Robert J. Arceci Innovation Awards will be made per year, one to a U.S. or Canadian researcher to be presented at the 2016 ASPHO meeting, and one international award to be presented at the 2016 SIOP meeting.
Each award is $250,000 per year for three years, to support truly innovative childhood cancer research. The award reflects Bob’s values, including thinking outside the box, international research, and development of the next generation of scientists. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is funding the award, which was developed in collaboration with the leadership of SIOP, ASPHO and the COG.
This award is based on nominations, not applications, for early- to mid-career researchers.
2016 Nomination deadlines are closed
Nominations are due by Feb. 5, 2016, for the U.S. award, and by July 1, 2016, for the international award.
Nominations made by members of SIOP, ASPHO and the COG will be considered by the Selection Committee.
Among other criteria, each nominee must work in a research environment with mentoring and support conducive of continued academic success and innovation; have presented, published, or received funding for highly innovative research with the potential to lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate important advances in our understanding of childhood cancer; and have demonstrated participation in team science, in addition to success in innovative discovery.
Make a donation
To make a donation in memory of Bob and support this award, please give online or send a check (“Arceci Hero Fund” in the memo line) to:
Becky Chapman Weaver, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 1333 S. Mayflower Ave., Ste. 400, Monrovia, CA 91016.
For information on nomination criteria and the process, please email Becky Chapman Weaver.