St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award
Nominations are being accepted for the U.S./Canadian award to be presented at the 2019 ASPHO Conference. Nominations are due Wednesday, January 31.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award was established in loving memory of Robert J. Arceci, MD PhD. Watch a video about the 2018 St. Baldrick's Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award.
Two St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Awards will be made per year, one to a U.S. researcher to be presented at the ASPHO meeting, and one international award to be presented at the SIOP meeting. Each award is $250,000 per year for three years, to support truly innovative childhood cancer research. The award reflects Bob’s values, including thinking outside the box, international research, and development of the next generation of scientists. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is funding the award, which was developed in collaboration with the leadership of ASPHO, the COG and SIOP.
This award is based on nominations, not applications, for early- to mid-career researchers. Among other criteria, each nominee must work in a research environment with mentoring and support conducive to continued academic success and innovation; have presented, published, or received funding for highly innovative research with the potential to lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate important advances in our understanding of childhood cancer; and have demonstrated participation in team science, in addition to success in innovative discovery. Each recipient must be a member of ASPHO, COG or SIOP at the time of the award. Nominations for the U.S./Canadian award are due Wednesday, January 31.
2018 Award Recipient
Alex Kentsis, MD PhD, New York, NY
View recipient video here.
2017 Kimberly Stegmaier, MD, Boston, M.
2016 Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS MSc MD, Memphis, TN