At the Greehey CCRI, 10 laboratory teams are studying the molecular mechanisms by which cancer strikes in childhood, with an eye toward how it impacts adults, as well.
A major portion of the gift will fund the Greehey Presidentís Endowment for Excellence in Childrenís Health Sciences, which will be the universityís largest private endowment. It will provide scholarships for deserving students and fellows in perpetuity, with an emphasis on research of childrenís cancer and complex illnesses affecting children. This gift will supply the world with new leaders in oncology and related disciplines who will make new discoveries that will save childrenís lives across the globe.
The Greehey Presidentís Endowment also will create distinguished chairs to help the Health Science Center recruit and retain the best clinician-scientists in the world. The holders of these chairs will be leaders in fields such as pediatric oncology, hematologic malignancies and cancer genetics. Health Science Center officials believe this endowment will set the stage for Nobel Laureate scientific discovery that will have a major impact on childrenís cancer and health.
Nearly a dozen cancer researchers have been appointed at the Greehey CCRI since hiring began in 2004. Recruiting continues worldwide.
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