The Mary Kay Ash Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Mary Kay, has awarded grants to ten researchers who are conducting groundbreaking research in cancers that primarily affect women. Each researcher was awarded a $100,000 grant for their novel research proposals.
Included in this year’s grant are recipients:
- Dr. Xiaoqun Dong, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University
- Dr. Andrey Ivanov, Assistant Professor, Emory University
- Dr. Marikki Laiho, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Oncology, The Johns Hopkins University
- Dr. Samuel Bakhoum, Physician-Scientist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Dr. Krzysztof Geras, Assistant Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
- Dr. Gail Matters, Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Penn State College of Medicine
- Dr. Gina Lee, Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
- Dr. Tiffany Seagroves, Professor of Pathology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Dr. Diego Castrillon, Professor in Department of Pathology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Dr. Priyanka Verma, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
These grants are part of Mary Kay Ash Foundation’s annual cancer research grant cycle, which has awarded more than $26 million to nearly 270 researchers across the country since 1996.
“The Mary Kay Ash Foundation is honored to support the work of tremendous cancer researchers around the country who are making great advances and contributions to their respective fields,” said Michael Lunceford, President of the Mary Kay Ash Foundation. “These grants represent so much more than a monetary donation; they represent our steadfast commitment to eradicating cancers affecting women and taking active steps toward one day finding a cure. It is our great honor to support this group of talented researchers’ efforts in pursuing life-saving work.”