Discovery Park

$1 million Walther Cancer Foundation grant to fund Purdue-IU collaboration

February 10, 2010

Purdue's Oncological Sciences Center and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center will share a five-year, $1 million grant from the Walther Cancer Foundation to exchange medical fellows, engineers and scientists for advancing cancer research. The Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program will be launched through the IU-Purdue Cancer Care Engineering project to create opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to train in clinics and for medical fellows to work in Purdue laboratories as interdisciplinary cancer research teams. Purdue and IU each will invest an additional $250,000 in the project. "This innovative partnering of medical fellows and engineering/physical sciences postdoctoral fellows on joint cancer-focused projects will benefit the translation of newly developed technology to the patient," said Marietta Harrison, associate vice president for research and director of Purdue's Oncological Sciences Center in Discovery Park.
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