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. Two St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Awards will be made per year, one to a U.S./Canadian researcher to be presented at the ASPHO Conference, and one international award to be presented at the SIOP meeting. The award reflects Dr. Arceci’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.
Each award is $250,000 per year for three years, to support truly innovative childhood cancer research. 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 are accepted for the award to an international researcher in the late spring and nominations for the U.S./Canadian award open at the beginning of the calendar year.
To make a donation in memory of Bob and support this award, please give online or send a check (“Arceci Hero Fund” in the memo line) to: Becky Chapman Weaver, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, 1333 S. Mayflower Ave., Ste. 400, Monrovia, CA 91016.
2019 Award Recipients
Dr. Mads Daugaard, PhD, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Adam Shlien, PhD, Toronto, ON
2018 Alex Kentsis, MD PhD, New York, NY
2017 Kimberly Stegmaier, MD, Boston, MA
2016 Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS MSc MD, Memphis, TN