Forbeck Foundation Scholar Award

The Foundation annually selects junior clinical or post-doctoral fellows to be Forbeck Scholars. Scholars apply to a specific Forbeck Forum. They need to have a very high level of scientific achievement as well as relevance to the topic. Awardees attend the Forum they applied to and then the Scholar Retreat for the following three years. During the Forum, recipients of the award have an unrivaled opportunity to interact with international experts in a particular field of cancer research. The Scholar Retreat, which they attend for the subsequent three years, gives them further opportunities to interact with their peers from different fields of cancer research and meet with international experts to discuss their work. Existing awardees have found these interactions invaluable in developing collaborations as well as opening up a variety of career opportunities.

Awardees are selected by a group of past Forbeck Scholars. Scholars selected for Fall meetings will attend a spring Retreat and scholars selected for Spring meetings will attend the fall Scholar Retreat. During these four years, the Foundation will pay all for travel, meals and accommodations to these meetings. All Forbeck meetings, include the Retreats, allow a maximum of 5 slides. Scholar presentation during the retreat may be more of a chalk talk. Mentors present on a mix of science and career.

Other benefits of being a Forbeck Scholar are being able to attend any other Forbeck Forums they are interested. There may be limits on the number of Scholars allowed at a certain meeting or a cap on number of meetings one can attend if this becomes an issue. Forbeck Scholars may also apply to chair a Forbeck Forum on the topic of their choosing.

Past Award Winners

YEAR
SCHOLAR
INSTITUTION
2021
Jeong Hyun Ahn, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2021
Robert Banh, PhD
New York University
2021
Elsa Bernard, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2021
Pippa Cosper, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison
2021
Ana Patricia Da Silva Gomes, PhD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
2021
Eric Gardner, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine
2021
Andrew Hong, MD
Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
2021
Charles Ishak, PhD
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
2021
Hyo Sik Jang, PhD
Van Andel Institute
2021
Aravinthkumar Jayabalan, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
2021
Emre Kocakavuk, MD
University Hospital Essen & The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
2021
Elena Kuzmin, PhD
McGill University
2021
Catherine Meador, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
2021
Michael Meers, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2021
Carlos Mendez-Dorantes, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2021
Giulia Petroni, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
2021
John Prensner, MD, PhD
Broad Institute/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2021
Alison Ringel, PhD
Harvard Medical School
2021
Nitin Roper, MD
National Cancer Institute
2021
Ofer Shoshani, PhD
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, UCSD
2021
Massa Shoura, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
2021
Thomas Watkins, PhD
University College London and the Francis Crick Institute
2021
Sihan Wu, PhD
Children's Research Institute, UT Southwestern
2021
Aguirre de Cubas, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2020
Semir Bayez, PhD
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2020
Defne Bayik, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
2020
Melinda Biernacki, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2020
Jessie Brown, PhD
Columbia University
2020
Kirsten Bryant, PhD
University of North Carolina
2020
Adam David Durbin, MD, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2020
Cihangir Duy, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical
2020
Brooke Emerling, PhD
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
2020
Camille Jacqueline, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
2020
Tae Kon Kim
Vanderbilt University
2020
Loretta Li, MD
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
2020
Elena Piskounova, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine
2020
Armin Rashidi, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota
2020
Jatin Roper, MD
Duke University
2020
Sharanya Sivanand, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2020
Andrew Venteicher, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota
2020
Vajira Weerasekara, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
2020
Peter Winter, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2020
Mark W. Zimmerman, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2019
Laura Banaszynski, PhD
UT Southwestern
2019
Floris Barthel, MD
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
2019
Issam Ben-Sahra, PhD
Northwestern University
2019
Shruti Bhatt, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2019
Danfeng Cai, PhD
National Institute of Health
2019
Jessica Foster, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2019
Takahiro Ito, PhD
Broad Institute
2019
Cassie Kline, MD, MAS
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2019
Peter Ly, PhD
UT Southwestern
2019
Mitchell Machiela, ScD, MPH
National Institute of Health
2019
Nneka Mbah, PhD
University of Michigan
2019
Marta Markiewicz-Potoczny, PhD
National Institute of Health
2019
Jay Sarthy, MD, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2019
Danielle Shin, MD, PhD
Stanford University
2019
Enzo Tedone, PhD
UT Southwestern
2019
Zuzana Tothova, MD, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2019
Kathleen Xie, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2019
Elma Zaganjor, PhD
Harvard University
2019
Tianpeng Zhang, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
2019
Peter van Galen, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
2018
Kristopher Bosse, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2018
Vivian Chang, MD
UCLA
2018
Junne Kamihara, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2018
Daniela Robles-Espinoza, PhD
National University of Mexico
2017
Andrew Aguirre, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2017
Donita Brady, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
2017
W. Clay Gustafson, MD, PhD
University of California San Francisco
2017
Mara Sherman, PhD
Oregon Health & Sciences University
2016
Uri Ben-David, PhD
Broad Institute
2016
Lilian Kabeche, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
2016
Mia Levine, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
2016
Stefano Santaguida, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016
Jason Sheltzer, PhD
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2016
Neil Umbreit, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2015
Esra Akbay, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2015
Annette Kunkele, MD
University Hospital Berlin
2015
Shannon Maude, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2015
Stefani Spranger, PhD
University of Chicago
2014
Rosandra Kaplan, MD
National Cancer Institute
2014
Chad Pecot, MD
University of North Carolina
2014
Mario Shields, PhD
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2014
Louise van der Weyden, PhD
Sanger Institute
2013
Maria-Francis Artega,
King’s College London
2013
Cory M. Johannessen, PhD
The Broad Institute
2013
Kristopher A. Sarosiek, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2013
Kris Cameron Wood, PhD
Duke University
2012
Mohit Jain, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
2012
Julie-Aurore Losman, MD, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2012
Kathryn E. Wellen, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
2012
Hao Zu, MD
Harvard Medical School
2011
Grant Challen, PhD
Washington University
2011
Gary Hon, PhD
University of California San Diego
2011
Alvaro Rada-Iglesias, PhD
Stanford University
2011
Chris Vakoc, MD, PhD
Cold Spring Harbor
2010
Benjamin P. Berman, PhD
USC Epigenome Center
2010
Derek Y. Chiang, PhD
Novartis
2010
Sharon J. Diskin, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia