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Laura van 't Veer receives 2014 European Union Women Innovator's Award.

Laura van 't Veer receives 2014 EU Women Innovator's Award

Laura van 't Veer with Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands. March 10, 2014.
Image courtesy of © InnovationconventionEU.

March 10, 2014. Laura van ‘t Veer, PhD was honored this morning in Brussels as one of the top three women innovators in Europe. Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, presented her with the award at the opening ceremony of the Innovation Convention 2014. This honor celebrates women who have combined their scientific excellence with a head for business to set up innovative enterprises.
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Request for Proposals: UCSF Breast Oncology Program

The UCSF Breast Oncology Program's Development Research Program requests proposals for new and innovative research projects in breast cancer. Both members and non-members of the Breast Oncology Program are invited to apply. Funding is for one year, with a second year available through competitive reapplication. Funding includes research support of up to $50,000 per year (total cost from donor funds). Typically, awards are given in the $20,000 to $40,000 range, however other budget requests will be considered under exceptional circumstances. For full application guidelines, please see the attached document. Additional questions may be directed to Laura Morton.

Proposals should be submitted by Monday, March 24, 2014. [download RFP]

The Breast Oncology Program (BOP) is comprised of 36 Program Members from 14 different UCSF departments.

The Program supports and stimulates basic, clinical, and population research in breast cancer and facilitates the translation of these findings into improved cancer management and control.

The Program's themes are as follows:

  1. Epidemiology and etiology
  2. Cancer prevention, risk models, and early detection
  3. Genetics and biology of cancer progression
  4. New therapeutic targets and approaches
  5. Outreach, clinical care delivery, and outcomes

Research in the Program is supported by the Bay Area Breast Cancer SPORE; eight large multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional projects that support work in one or more themes; and a multi-campus University of California Office of the President sponsored ATHENA Breast Health Network integrating clinical care and research by numerous individual investigator-initiated grants.

All of the work of the Breast Oncology Program is critically informed by a committed group of patient advocates, who participate in regular research meetings, help to establish program priorities, and undertake efforts to educate their peers about participation in clinical research studies.