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Previous Grant Recipients

15th Year Recipients (grant date: 01/01/14 – 12/31/14)
• Sandra Fernandez, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University
• Yanming Wang, MD, Penn State University
• Lewis Chodosh, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Total funding distributed: $150,000 ($50,000 grants)

14th Year Recipients (grant date: 01/01/13-12/31/13)
• Roger Greenberg, University of Pennsylvania
• Ramin Shiekhattar, The Wistar Institute
• Hannah Rabinowich, University of Pittsburgh
Total funding distributed: $150,000 ($50,000 grants)

13th Year Recipients (grant date: 01/01/12-12/31/12)
• Allan Lipton, M.D.
The Penn State University College of Medicine
• Andy Minn, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
• Takemi Tanaka, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
Total funding distributed: $150,000 ($50,000 grants)

12th year Grant Recipients (grant date: 07/01/11-06/30/12)
• Melanie Sarah Flint, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Steffi Oesterreich, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Azadeh Stark, Ph. D., M.Sc.
Center for Health Service Research, Geisinger Health System - Geisinger Medical Center
Total funding distributed: $150,000 ($50,000 grants)

11th year Grant Recipients (grant date: 07/01/10-06/30/11)
• Sandra Fernandez, Ph.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center
• Allan Lipton, M.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine - Hershey Medical Center
• Hannah Rabinowich, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh


• Janet A. Sawicki, Ph.D.
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
• Richard Steinman, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Marius Sudol, Ph.D.
Geisinger Clinic, Weis Center for Research
Total funding distributed: $300,000 ($50,000 grants)

10th year Grant Recipients (grant date: 07/01/09-06/30/10)
• Susan Domchek, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
• Hallgeir Rui, M.D., Ph.D.
Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University
• Judith Weisz, M.B., BChir
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Total funding distributed: $150,000 ($50,000 grants

9th year Grant Recipients (grant date: 03/01/08-02/28/09)
• Raghbir Athwal, Ph.D.
Temple University School of Medicine
• Barry Cooperman, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
• Andrew Quong, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
• Judy Quong, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
• Stella Somiari, Ph.D.
Windber Research Institute
• Judith Weisz, M.B., BChir
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Total funding distributed: $300,000 ($50,000 grants)

8th year Grant Recipients (grant date: 03/01/07-02/29/08)
• Susan Lanza-Jacoby, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
• Andrea Manni, M.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine
• Gail L. Matters, Ph.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine
• Craig Meyers, Ph.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine
• Andrew Quong, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
• Judy Quong, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
• Marius Sudol, Ph.D.
Geisinger Clinic
• Michael Verderame, Ph.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine
• Jong Yun, Ph.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine
Total funding distributed: $314,892 ($35,000 grants)

7th year Grant Recipient (grant date: 10/01/05-09/30/06)
• Julie Becker, Ph.D., MPH
Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Total funding distributed: $34,904 ($35,000 grants)

6th year Grant Recipients (grant date: 1/1/05-12/31/05)
• Ira Bergman, M.D., Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
• Ellen Heber-Katz, Ph.D.
Wistar Institute
• Mary Howett, Ph.D.
Drexel University
• Xiao Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System
Total funding distributed: $138,951 ($35,000 grants)

5th year Grant Recipients (grant date: 07/01/03-06/30/04)
• Jonathan D. Cheng, M.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center
• Suzanne M. Gollin, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Elieser Gorelik, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Andrea M. Mastro, Ph.D.
Penn State University
• Michael F. Verderame, Ph.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine
Total funding distributed: $174,997 ($35,000 grants)

4th year Grant Recipients (grant date: 09/01/02-06/30/03)
• Alaa Badawi, Ph.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center
• Per H. Basse, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Lewis A. Chodosh, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
• Hildegund C. J. Ertl, M.D.
Wistar Institute
• Carol V. Gay, Ph.D.
Penn State University
• Susan Lanza-Jacoby, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Total funding distributed: $209,890 ($35,000 grants)

3rd year Grant Recipients (grant date: 07/01/01-06/30/02)
• Jean J. Latimer, Ph.D.
Magee-Womens Health Corporation
• Kenneth McCarty, Jr, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Francesmary Modugno, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Mark Nichols, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Yvonne Paterson, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
• Scott K. Shore, Ph.D.
Temple University
• Henry Simpkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Temple University
• Michael F. Verderame, Ph.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine
Total funding distributed: $279,998 ($35,000 grants)

2nd year Grant Recipients (grant date: 07/01/01-06/30/02)
• Mary B. Daly, M.D., Ph.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center
• Stephen G. Grant, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Aurelia M. C. Koros, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Craig Meyers, Ph.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine
• Glenn L. Radice, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
• Jeffrey D. Winkler, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Total funding distributed: $178,318 ($35,000 grants)

1st year Grant Recipients (grant date: 07/01/00-06/30/01)
• Abass Alavi, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
• Raghbir S. Athwal, Ph.D.
Temple University School of Medicine
• Michael Cascio, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Billy W. Day, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Kent W. Hunter, Ph.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center
• Phouthone Keohavong, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Jean J. Latimer, Ph.D. /
Stephen Grant, Ph.D.
Magee-Womens Hospital /
University of Pittsburgh
• Hannah Rabinowich, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
• Michael F. Verderame, Ph.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine
• Isabella Verdinelli, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University
• Victor Vogel, M.D.
Magee-Womens Hospital
Total funding distributed: $275,000 ($25,000 grants)