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
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
2010
Chris Putnam, PhD
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
2009
Oliver Ayrault, PhD
Institute Curie
2009
Oren Becher, MD
Duke University
2009
Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego
2009
Chang-Hyuk Kwon, PhD
Ohio State University Medical Center
2008
Joshua Brody, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital
2008
Russell Jones, PhD
McGill University
2008
Stefanie Sarantopoulos, MD, PhD
Duke University
2008
Lili Yang, PhD
University of California Los Angeles
2007
Kristina Cole, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2007
Jun Lu, PhD
Yale University
2007
Carl Novina, MD, PhD
Harvard University
2007
Andrea Ventura, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2006
Carla F. Bender Kim, PhD
Children’s Hospital Boston
2006
Benjamin L. Ebert, MD, PhD
Harvard Cancer Center
2006
Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
Moores UCSD Cancer Center
2006
Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD
Stanford School of Medicine
2005
Kimberly Kelly, PhD
University of Virginia
2005
Ingo K. Mellinghoff, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2005
Michael Safran, PhD
Sheba Cancer Research Center
2005
Benjamin B. Williams, PhD
Darmouth Medical School
2004
Edward Attiyeh, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2004
Nabeel Bardeesy, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
2004
Anthony Letai, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2004
Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University
2003
James Amatruda, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2003
Christopher Bakkenist, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
2003
Elsa Flores, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
2003
Norman Sharpless, MD
University of North Carolina
2002
Alison Bertuch, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
2002
Jan Karlseder, PhD
The Salk Institute
2002
Masashi Narita, MD, PhD
UK Cambridge Institute
2001
David Tuveson, MD, PhD
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2000
Philip Beckhove, MD, PhD
National Center for Biotechnology Information
2000
Francesco Galimi, MD, PhD
University of Sassari Medical
2000
Catherine Ju-Ying Wu, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
1999
Hanno Hock, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
1999
Owen A. O'Connor, MD, PhD
Columbia University
1998
Scott Dessain, MD, PhD
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
1998
Chenggang Li, PhD
Harvard Medical School
1997
Fotis Asimakopoulos
University of Wisconsin
1997
David Crawford, MD, PhD
Oklahoma University
1996
Rachel Altura, MD
Rhode Island Hospital
1996
Julie Park, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital
1995
Robin Hanson, MD, PhD
Mercy Clinic
1994
Elizabeth Yang, MD, PhD
Children's National
1993
Daniel Wechsler, MD, PhD
Emory University
1992
Gregory Plautz, MD
Cleveland Clinic
1991
David Fisher, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
1990
Robert Saylors, MD
Arkansas Children's Hospital
1989
Stephen Chanock, MD
National Cancer Institute