University of Vermont

The University of Vermont Cancer Center

Juckett Scholar Award


Past Recipients

  • Berta Geller, EdD
  • Mercedes Rincón, PhD
  • David Pederson, PhD
  • David Krag, MD
  • Sylvie Doublié, PhD
  • Douglas Johnson, PhD
  • Janice Nicklas, PhD
  • Barry Finette, PhD, MD
  • Christopher Francklyn, PhD
  • Nicholas Heintz, PhD
  • Nicholas Farrell, PhD

J. Walter Juckett Scholar Award

Each year, University of Vermont Cancer Center's long-time partner, the Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization (LCCRO), generously makes funding available for cancer research and academic awards to UVM faculty in several categories. The J. Walter Juckett Scholar Award is one such award. Historically, this award has laid the foundation for larger, NIH-funded grants.

This two-year grant is awarded every other year to an investigator who has a demonstrated record of sustained productivity in cancer research.

The J. Walter Juckett Scholar Award provides $75,000 over a two-year period. The award is non-renewable, and may not be used to support tenure track faculty salary.

Current Recipients (2014)

2014 Scholar – 2 year awardKaren Lounsbury, PhD
Karen Lounsbury, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology
“Protein Synthesis Regulators and the Ovarian Tumor Microenvironment”

2014 Scholar – 1 year awardChris Holmes, MD, PhD
Chris Holmes, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine – Hematology/Oncology
“Platelet Phenotype Change in Women with Breast Cancer”

2012 Scholar – 3rd year of funding for her 2012 AwardYvinne M. W. Janssen-Heininger, PhD
Yvonne M. W. Janssen-Heininger, PhD
Professor, Pathology
“c-Jun Terminal Kinase EMT and Lung Cancer”


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