University of Vermont

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Vermont Cancer Center

VCC Pilot Project Awards

Past Recipients

  • Robert Kelm, PhD & Gurpreet Singh Lamba, MD
  • Jane B. Lian, PhD
  • Arti Shukla, PhD
  • Kim Dittus, MD, PhD
  • Nicholas Heintz, PhD
  • Mercedes Rincón, PhD
  • Alan K. Howe, PhD
  • Karen C. Glass, PhD
  • Susan S. Wallace, PhD & Joann B. Sweasy, PhD
  • Marie E. Wood, MD
  • Paula Deming, PhD
  • Kim Dittus, MD, PhD
  • Nicholas Heintz, PhD
  • Giselle Sholler, MD
  • David Krag, MD
  • Arti Shukla, PhD
  • Frances Carr, PhD
  • Feng-Qi Zhao, PhD
  • Richard Zubarik, MD
  • Mark Plante, MD
  • Steven Lidofsky, MD
  • Chris Holmes, M.D., PhD
  • Maria Ramos-Nino, PhD
  • Nicholas Heintz, PhD
  • Richard F. Branda, MD
  • George Philips, MD
  • Barbara Lyons, PhD
  • José Madalengoitia, PhD
  • Umadevi Wesley, PhD
  • Wolfgang Dostmann, PhD
  • Gregory Friestad, PhD
  • James Vigoreaux, PhD
  • Karen Lounsbury, PhD
  • Marc Greenblatt, MD
  • Kenneth Cutroneo, PhD
  • Wolfgang Dostmann, PhD
  • Mary Cushman, MD
  • Paul Vichi, PhD
  • Diane Jaworski, PhD
  • Jeffrey Bond, PhD
  • Berta Geller, EdD
  • Scott Morrical, PhD
  • Jen-Fu Chiu, PhD
  • Laura Solomon, PhD
  • Ian Macara, PhD
  • Karen Plaut, PhD
  • Deborah Lannigan, PhD

VCC/LCCRO Pilot Project Awards

The Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization (LCCRO) and the VCC Cancer Center Support Grant provide funding for cancer research awards to UVM faculty in several categories. The VCC/LCCRO Pilot Project Award is one such award category. Historically, this award has laid the foundation for larger, NIH-funded grants to cancer researchers.

VCC/LCCRO Pilot Project Awards of up to $50,000 will be given to at least two scientists. The number of awards and amount of each will be determined by the review committee based on the overall merit of the applications they receive. The purpose of these awards is to provide seed money for pilot projects or novel ideas in cancer research—including basic, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral, and psychosocial cancer-related investigations. Preference will be given to faculty seeking to develop new scholarly areas. The funds may not be used to supplement existing grants, provide interim support, or support previously funded research or faculty salary.

Current Recipients (2014)

Alan Howe, PhD and Gary Stein, PhDAlan Howe, PhD and Gary Stein, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Professor and Chairman, Biochemistry
"Microenvironmental Regulat ion of Cancer Cell Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition"

C. Matthew Kinsey, MD and Jos van der Velden, PhDC. Matthew Kinsey, MD and Jos van der Velden, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Research Associate, Pathology
"Investigation of the Pathophysiologic Associations of GSTP1 in Emphysema and Lung Cancer"

Michael Toth, PhD and Kim Dittus, MD, PhDMichael Toth, PhD and Kim Dittus, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine
"Skeletal Muscle Adaptations that Contribute to Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients"

Mark Evans, PhD and Alexandra Kalof, MDMark Evans, PhD and Alexandra Kalof, MD
Research Assistant Professor, Pathology and Associate Professor, Pathology
"HPV E6/E7 RNA In Situ Hybridization Signal Patterns as Markers of Cervical Neoplasia and Lesion Progression"

Marie Wood, MD and Joann Sweasy, PhDMarie Wood, MD and Joann Sweasy, PhD
Professor, Medicine and Professor, Therapeutic Radiology and Genetics (Yale)
"The DNA Repair Landscape of Discordant Sibling Pairs of Women from Hereditary Breast Cancer Families"

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