David Cornfield Melanoma Fund Award
Congratulations to Dr. Paola Arteaga for her proposal, Depth of partial response and its association with clinical outcomes in patients treated with immunotherapy in advanced Melanoma. Dr. Arteaga is the 2020 recipient of the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund Award. She is supervised by Dr. Marcus Butler.
The University of Toronto (U of T) and the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund have jointly established the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund Award at U of T, with the purpose of supporting and advancing melanoma research. Under the direction and supervision of an advisory committee within the Faculty of Medicine, overseen by the Chair of the Department of Medicine, one annual award will be available to residents and fellows in the Department of Medicine, or a student in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, who has demonstrated special interest and research achievements in the field of melanoma.
Timelines for applications (2021 deadline extended)
|Early-January||A call will go out to all residents and fellows in the Department of Medicine, and graduate students in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health|
|June 30||Applications due (details below)|
|Late-July||Notification of adjudication results released|
|September 1||Funding start date|
|Six months following the end of the project||Final report submitted to the Department of Medicine|
The application should include the following and be sent as PDFs via email to the Research Administrator at email@example.com, by Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Please indicate "David Cornfield Melanoma Award" in the subject line.
- a one page description of your research
- a CV
- a brief letter of support from your supervising faculty member(s)
- Applicants must:
- clearly identify their faculty supervisor
- show a demonstrated special interest and research achievements in the field of melanoma
- In the event that the advisory committee does not agree on an applicant in a given year, the award will be withheld until the following year’s submissions