publication date: Jan. 31, 2014


In Brief
IU Cancer Center To Receive $15 Million for Breast Cancer

THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center received a pledge of $15 million to support breast cancer research from The Vera Bradley Foundation.

This new pledge adds to the previous $20 million in commitments completed in November 2013 and will continue to fund the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories.

The gift will also establish the Vera Bradley Foundation Scholars Program to train scientists and physicians in breast cancer research and care.

announced the creation of the James D. Watson Award, with Nobel laureate James Watson being the first recipient.

The award honors Watson for his contributions to the field of biology and cancer research and will be awarded to scientists who make comparable seminal discoveries. The award will be presented at the organization’s annual awards dinner on April 24 in New York City.

Watson is best known as a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick. He was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Crick and Maurice Wilkins.

THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE will offer over $580 million in the 2014 fiscal year through its office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

Comprehensive program announcements will be released during the year. The announcements will include detailed descriptions of funding mechanisms, evaluation criteria, submission requirements, and deadlines. Each announcement … Continue reading 40-05 In Brief / FDA News

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