2009 Grant Announcement

The MPD Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of our Research Alliance and New Investigator grants for 2009. This follows an extensive proposal review process conducted by our Scientific Advisory Board as well as additional MPD experts who gave generously of their time and expertise. Listed below are the grantee names, institutions and project titles:

Research Alliance

Gary Gilliland PhD, MD - Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard
"Genetics and Therapy of Myeloproliferative Disorders"

Ronald Hoffman, MD - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
"Use of Stem Cells Derived from the Philadelphia Chromosome Negative Myeloproliferative Disorders as a Chemotherapeutic Target"

Josef Prchal, MD - University of Utah
"Define somatic mutations that precede JAK2 mutation in PV patients & monitor their changes in response to Pegasys"

Ayalew Tefferi, MD - Mayo Clinic
"Continued Development of Clinical Database-Linked Cell and Serum Bank of Patients with Myeloproliferative Disorders"

New Investigator

Benjamin Braun, MD, PhD - University of California, San Francisco
"Oncogenic Ras in Leukemia Stem Cells"

Francois Delhommeau, PhD, PharmD - Saint-Antoine Hospital, Paris
"Characterization and Function of a New Tumor Suppressor Gene in Myeloproliferative Disorders"

Robert Kralovics, PhD - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
"Genomic approaches for disease gene identification in myeloproliferative neoplasms"

Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD - University of Chicago
"In Vivo Imaging of PV and CIMF CD34+ Progenitor Cell Interactions with Bone Marrow Microenvironment"

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