Kay MacLeod, PhD Awarded 2014 Fletcher Scholars Award
The Cancer Research Foundation is pleased to announce that Kay Macleod, PhD has been named the 2014 Cancer Research Foundation Fletcher Scholar.
In 1986 the CRF received a bequest to support a permanent fund to be known as the Eugene and Dorothy Fletcher Memorial Endowment with the income to be onlyu used for laboratory research. This generous giftwas used to establish the Cancer Research Foundation Fletcher Scholars Award, which provides funding to individual senior scientists doing cancer research of exceptional import, using income earned from the endowment.
Dr. Macleod will be the fifteenth Fletcher Scholar funded by Dorothy and Eugene Fletcher's generous gift. She is currently the Chair of the University of Chicago Madicine Committee on Cancer Biology and serves as an Associate Professor at the Ben May Center for Cancer Research. A discription of Dr. MacLeod's project, titled "Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Cancer," can be found here.
"I owe a great deal to the Cancer Research Foundation for giving me a head start. This financial help made the difference between my getting a fast and successful start, and my other wise struggling to obtain the necessary funds to get my research program started."Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and Human Genetics University of Chicago
April 30, 2010