Past Bernice Goldblatt Fund

Scholars and Fellows

Dongbo (Peter) Yang – 2018 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Matthew Trendowski – 2018 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Wenchao Liu – 2018 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Julian Lutze – 2017 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Sravya Tumuluru – 2017 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Chang Cui – 2016 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Sriram Sunddaravel – 2016 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Robert Gruener – 2016 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Larischa de Wet – 2015 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Hari Singal – 2014 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Amy Gill – 2013 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Yanran He – 2013 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Aparajita Hoskote Chourasia – 2012 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Daniel Rabe – 2011 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Ayelet S. Sivan – 2011 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Tim Fessenden – 2010 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Wesley Jun – 2009 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Samuel Baker – 2008 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Tanmayi Mankame – 2007 Bernice Goldblatt Scholar

Chika Nwachukwu 2006 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Danielle Glick – 2005 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Wenjun Xiong -2004 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Bernard A. Liu – 2003 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Rebecca Anne Conkling – 2003 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Erin Eve O’Neill 2001 – 2002 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Cindy Leung Tsao 2000 – 2001 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Paula Jill Hurley 1999 – 2000 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Alec E. Vaezi – 1998 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

Rachel Elizabeth Minn – 1997 Bernice Goldblatt Fellow

 

Our Progress

Progress_YoungInvestigators

CRF HAS FUNDED OVER 180 YOUNG INVESTIGATORS

Our goal is to enable promising young investigators and great minds to initiate successful scientific careers.

GET INVOLVED>
Progress_Investigated

Invested in research for over 60 years

Our goal is to create the greatest opportunity for major breakthroughs in science by leveraging money where financial support is needed the most.

DONATE TODAY>
Progress_Pioneers

FROM YOUNG INVESTIGATORS TO PIONEERS

Many of our Young Investigators have gone on to be recognized for some of the greatest opportunities for growth in cancer knowledge.

LEARN MORE>

CRF Through the Years

1954

The Cancer Research Foundation was founded
 by Maurice Goldblatt. He took up the fight against cancer after losing his brother, Nathan Goldblatt, to the disease ten years earlier.

1966

Dr. Charles Huggins, one of the earliest grants made by Goldblatt to a cancer researcher wins the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in cancer.

1970

First funded by the CRF in the 1970s – Using new techniques of chromosome identification, Rowley discovered the first consistent chromosome translocations in any human cancer.

1986

The Cancer Research Foundation starts the formal Young Investigator Award program, investing in early-career cancer scientists who are in the pursuit of discovering a cure for cancer.

2009

President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to Dr. Janet Rowley.

Today

The Cancer Research Foundation launches the Chicago Chapter to allow the CRF to grow the Young Investigator Award, our most important grant-making vehicle.

About_1954
About_1966_Web
About_1970_Web
About_1986_Web
About_2009_Web

FUNDING THE PIONEERS OF OUR FIELD

The Cancer Research Foundation has been funding cancer science for more than sixty years. Before the Young Investigator Awards and the Fletcher Scholars Awards were established, the Cancer Research Foundation had the opportunity to fund individuals who have gone on to truly change the landscape of cancer research. We wish to honor those past CRF recipients here.

JANET D ROWLEY, M.D.

In 1972, at the University of Chicago, Dr. Rowley made a discovery that led the way to prove that cancer had genetic causes, a theory that had been rejected by the scientific community up until that time. Her discoveries additionally led to the development of the drug Gleevec, which remains one of the most effective treatments for certain forms of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

In 1998, she was awarded the Lasker Award for her work on chromosomal translocation, and she received the National Medal of Science from President Clinton in 1999. Just recently in 2009, Dr. Rowley was awarded the United States’ highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama as well as the Gruber Prize in Genetics.

About_Rowley_Web
About_Huggins_Web
CHARLES B HUGGINS, M.D.

At the age of 26, Dr. Charles Huggins became one of the original faculty members at the University of Chicago School of Medicine when it opened in 1927.  Dr. Huggins intended to become a surgeon.  Instead, early in his career, he was seduced by the excitement of scientific discovery, fascinated by his “Queen of the Sciences,” urology.

In the 1940s and 50s, Dr. Huggins received support from the Cancer Research Foundation. Dr. Huggins became one of the giants of the University of Chicago medical faculty, the leading urologist of his day.  In 1966, Dr. Huggins was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for his discovery of a new principal, hormonal treatment of prostate cancer.