DALLAS--The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has announced the
recipients of its 1998 postdoctoral fellowship grants, which total
more than $1 million. In addition to these 10 new first-year grant
recipients, the Komen Foundation currently funds 21 previously
awarded fellowships throughout the United States.
These fellowships represent the Foundations continued
commitment to recruiting and retaining young scientists in the field
of breast cancer research and to funding innovative, cutting-edge
research. For example, a 1997 grant went to Wei Wen, PhD, and her
sponsor Judah Folkman, MD, for further study of the angiogenesis
Each year, the Foundations National Research Fellowship Program
offers postdoctoral fellowship grants for breast cancer research to
qualified applicants with MD or PhD degrees.
The 3-year grant offers an experienced breast cancer investigator the
opportunity to select a postdoctoral fellow to train in his or her
laboratory. Grant recipients are selected through a peer-review
process that is recognized by the National Cancer Institute. The
annual stipend is $35,000 per award.
For more information about the grants program, contact Elda Railey,
director of grants, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 888-300-5582.