American Association for Cancer Research
Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Innovative Research Grant
$750,000 over 3 years (10 to be awarded)
whose novel, high-risk, high-reward cancer research proposals have significant potential for translational application (can be basic, translational or clinical)
Eligibility: tenure-track faculty (our UTL faculty) who started their first independent position no more than 7 years ago (on or after June 30, 2009). No citizenship restriction
Not eligible: Stanford faculty with CE, NTL-R, MCL appointments, Instructors, Clinical Instructors, Academic staff-research.
Letter of intent (required) deadline: via proposal central
Full proposal (by invitation only) deadline: Feb. 12, 2016
I’d like to say a few things about this phenomenal human being. Noreen has a way of casting a spell. She’s warm. She’s exceptionally creative. She has a great sense of humor. She says what she thinks. She connects with people. She has great cheekbones. And she is on fire. I’m not referring to her blazing red hair. I’m referring to the fact that Noreen will conduct foundation business, book her next flights to D.C. to meet with legislators, analyze a cancer research proposal, and brainstorm a project with her husband, TV Producer, Woody Fraser, all at the same time. She will complain about the fatigue from the experimental drug that is keeping her stage IV breast cancer stable, but there will be, in full evidence, a mismatch between what you expect from someone with Stage IV cancer and the reality of Noreen. She is a force.
CANCER CENTER RESEARCH COMMITTEE PROPOSAL FORM
Dr. Belkora’s doctoral dissertation in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford won the Goldsmith Award from the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation in 1997. The Oncology Roundtable of the Advisory Board singled out his Consultation Planning methodology as a National Best Practice in 1999. In 2006, Dr. Belkora was selected as a UCSF Teaching Scholar and as the recipient of a Career Development Award sponsored by UCSF and the National Institutes of Health. Since 2004, the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making has provided funding for UCSF Decision Services as one of four specialty care demonstration projects nationwide. In 2008, The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality selected his Decision Services Program as one of the first 100 innovations profiled in its Innovations Exchange. In 2009, Decision Services won an innovation contest sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. Dr. Belkora was named 2010 health/medical advocate of the year by the Dorland Health People Awards. Also in 2010, the California Breast Cancer Research Program recognized his work with the Faith Fancher Award for Outstanding Breast Cancer Research Proposal in Underserved Populations. The US Department of Health and Human Services featured Dr. Belkora's Decision Services program in its 2010 National Healthcare Quality Report as a highlight in the area of patient and family engagement.