Chika Nwachukwu 2006 - 2007 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow
2006 - 2007 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow
Receiving the Goldblatt Fellowship during my first year in graduate school had a tremendous impact on me. It showed me that there are kind and generous people who want to invest in the development of young minds that have an interest in cancer. As a fellow, I was a risk that the Goldblatts invested in with the hopes of a positive outcome. I have taken that trust and responsibility to heart. The Goldblatt Fellowship award has allowed me to pursue my future goals of advancing the health of women from an oncology perspective. I intend to dedicate my career to cancer by continuing research and promoting education in women’s health with the goal of closing the gap in gender health care related issues.
To that end, I specialize in breast cancer and molecular oncology. I am in the final year of medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where I am studying the molecular mechanisms of aggressive breast cancers. I study the possible molecular derangements present in aggressive forms of breast cancer in an effort to guide therapeutic management of these tumors.
"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