Outreach and Development
– Our Outreach and Development group is working on applications for funds from foundations. While a very long shot, we submitted an application to the McArthur Foundation program 100&Change. While ICEC was notified that it is not one of the ten semi-finalists, we are encouraged to learn that the foundation plans to include the executive summary of our proposal in materials that they anticipate sharing with other funders. ICEC is very much open to your suggestions, contacts, support and assistance for funding.
ICEC Partnering to Transform Global Cancer Care Reception
– The second in a series of informational receptions was held at the New York Athletic Club, graciously hosted by Thomas and Donna O’Brien and generously underwritten by Strategic Visions in Healthcare and Pfizer. The evening was highlighted by a short program which included overviews of several compelling initiatives focused on improving access to, and the delivery of, global cancer care. Speakers included Dr. C. Norm Coleman, Senior Scientific Advisor to the ICEC; Dr. Nelson Chao, MD, MBA, Director of the Global Cancer Institute at Duke University; John “Mac” Longo, MD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin; Onyinye Balogun, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College; and lastly, Silvia C. Formenti, MD, the Chair of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Radiation Oncologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The reception was well attended by many of ICEC’s current and global partners. A summary of the reception may be found on the ICEC website. ICEC plans to host additional receptions in 2017. If you or your organization would like to partner with ICEC as a co-host, please contact Nina Wendling.
Ellen Lewis Stovall Early Career Leaders Award
– The Ellen Lewis Stovall Early Career Leaders Award has proved to have made a significant difference in the careers of recent awardees. Dr. Onyinye Balogun was recently presented with the award complementing the efforts of the other early career leaders including Danielle Rodin, Mac Longo, Surbhi Grover, Tracy Sherertz and Mira Shah. Individual stipends and a group award were presented to the awardees with the funds to be used at their discretion.
Dr. Rodney R. Million Fund for Innovation in Clinical Care
– The Dr. Rodney R. Million Fund for Innovation in Clinical Care has been established by a generous contribution from the Million family to support cancer educational activities in Africa. This new fund was announced at the June 1 reception. Lynn Million, MD, an ICEC Expert in pediatric radiation oncology will be spending a sabbatical in Africa this summer to help ICEC assess needs and develop programs in that region of the world.
– More information about making a contribution to support the Stovall Award or the Million Fund, or to submit an application to join ICEC, can be found on the ICEC website donation page.