St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award was established in loving memory of Robert J. Arceci, MD PhD. Watch a video announcing the inaugural 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. Nominations for the international recipient of the St. Baldrick’s Arceci Award open May 1st and are due by June 15th. Among other criteria, each nominee must work in a research environment with mentoring and support conducive of 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. Nomination dates for U.S. award to be presented at the 2018 ASPHO meeting will be announced at a later date.
2016 Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS, MSc, MD, Memphis, TN