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 Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation supports annual nominations for a unique award in loving memory of Dr. Bob Arceci. Nominations for the 2018 award will be available at a later date.
Two Robert J. Arceci Innovation Awards will be made per year, one to a U.S. or Canadian researcher to be presented at the annual ASPHO meeting, and one international award to be presented at the 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.
Nominations are accepted annually. Please check the SIOP webpage for updates on the next deadline for applications.
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.
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.
For information on nomination criteria and the process, please email Becky Chapman Weaver.