The funding, made possible through a gift from The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation, was awarded to teams lead by Caroline Morrison, PhD, assistant professor at the UC College of Nursing, and Stefanie Benoit, MD, instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the UC College of Medicine and researcher at Cincinnati Children’s, in the amount of $50,000 per recipient to study cancer survivorship issues.
The recipients will be recognized April 5, 2019 during a reception following the 2019 medical provider educational survivorship event “Creating Healthier Cancer Survivors with Proactive Care,” being held at Kowalewski Hall on UC’s medical campus.
"Survivorship is a necessary component of cancer care as rates of survival continue to increase,” says Rajaram Nagarajan, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the UC College of Medicine, oncologist at Cincinnati Children’s and committee chair for the UC Cancer Survivorship Research Program which awards these grants. “Despite current knowledge and practice, there is a huge need for research in order to discover best practices in caring for this population. The two selected proposals encourage interaction and collaboration and facilitate exploratory research which will help in developing research methodologies and exploring new areas in cancer survivorship, which we hope will lead to external funding and make a positive impact on survivorship care.”