We’re delighted to announce that 18 graduate students at Western University have been awarded scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. These scholarships are supported by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada’s very generous commitment to the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit (TBCRU) at London Health Sciences Centre’s London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP), along with additional donor support.
Trainees compete annually for these awards, which are assessed on the scientific quality of their project, their academic record, the relevance of the project to translational breast cancer research and the strength of their mentor. Eleven PhD students and seven MSc students were selected for awards this year. Scholarships are full or partial, depending on other scholarships awarded to the trainees.
These students are enrolled in six departments at Western (Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medical Biophysics, Microbiology & Immunology, and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine). The trainees are working in research laboratories at LRCP, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and Western.
Projects cover a wide range of research areas, including the metastatic spread of breast cancer, the genetics of breast cancer, improved imaging for early detection, improved treatments and much more.
Over the coming year, the students will provide updates on their research progress here on the BCSC research blog.
Read more about these trainees and their research projects here.
Congratulations to our trainees – and thank you to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and its supporters!
– Ann Chambers, PhD
Director of the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit