2009 Research Grants Awarded

The Dr. Patricia Wexler Research Grant Award

A one-year, $10,000 grant for a research project
“T-oligo as a Novel Therapeutic Agent for Melanoma” 
Dr. Neelu Puri, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences


The Dr. Patricia Wexler Research Grant Award

A one-year, $10,000 grant for a research project
“The Integration of a Genome-wide Approach to the Discovery of a Unique Molecular Signature of Nodular Melanoma”
Iman Osman, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Medical Oncology, Director, Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Research Group, NYU School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology


The Melissa K. Bambino Memorial Award

A one-year, $10,000 grant for a research project
“Targeting c-Jun and c-Fos for Skin Cancer Treatment”
Jennifer Yunyan Zhang, Assistant Professor, Duke University

Funding for this Award has been provided by The Melissa K. Bambino Melanoma Foundation through their Annual SUN RUN 5K Run/Walk


The Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Research Award

A one-year, $10,000 grant for a research project,
“Vitamin D, DNA Repair and Skin Cancer Prevention”
James E. Cleaver, Ph.D., Professor of Dermatology & Pharmaceutical Chemistr, Auerback Melanoma Laboratory, University of California - San Francisco, USCF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Funding for this Award has been provided by The Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Research Award Society


The Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Research Award

A one-year, $10,000 grant for a research project,
“Investigating the Immunogenomic Landscape of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma”
Dr. Michael Girardi, M.D., Associate Professor & Residency Director, Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Dermatology

Funding for this Award has been provided by The Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Research Award Society