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Cole Foundation injects $2.5 million to bolster leukemia research
Date:5/22/2009

This press release is available in French.

Montreal, May 22, 2009 - Canada has received new support to recruit some of its best minds in pediatric leukemia research, thanks to the Cole Foundation. The family foundation has generously pledged $2.5 million to support up-and-coming, Montreal-based researchers at the Universit de Montral, McGill University and the Universit du Qubec's Institut national de la recherche scientifique Institut Armand-Frappier. The Cole Foundation investment will include:

  • Two Cole Foundation Mid-Career Grants totalling $620,000, allotted over four years, to permit the Universit de Montral and McGill University to hire one scientist each.

  • Three Cole Foundation Transition Awards, for a total of $225,000, to allow the Institut Armand-Frappier, the Universit de Montral and McGill University and their affiliated medical research institutes to hire a postdoctoral researcher each for tenure-track or associate professor positions.

  • Some $572,000 to create a pediatric leukemia cell bank based at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center. In addition, the Cole Foundation will contribute $637,000 to allow the Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank to expand its operation and preserve adolescent leukemia cells that will be widely available to researchers.

Building on prior investments

This new support builds on the Cole Foundation's Fellowship Programme, which was created to encourage young researchers in search of a cure for pediatric leukemia and related diseases. This year, the Cole Foundation is injecting another $425,000 to propel the work of another 13 Cole Fellows. Since 2007, the Cole Foundation has generously funded some 31 post-doctoral and graduate research fellowships at the three institutions.

"The faculties of medicine at the Universit de Montral and McGill University, along with the Institut Armand-Frappier, produce scientists who are at the forefront of the international battle against pediatric leukemia," said Barry Cole, president of the Cole Foundation. "These new investments, coupled with our ongoing Cole Fellowships, will serve as important tools to empower tomorrow's scientists right here in Montreal so they may find new ways to conquer pediatric leukemia and related diseases."

2009 Cole Fellows

Of the 13 new recipients announced for 2009, 10 will work at Universit de Montral-affiliated institutions such as the Institute for Research in Immunology Cancer (IRIC), Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center and Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital. At McGill, three Cole Fellows will work from the affiliated McGill University Health Centre and Lady Davis Research Centre of the Jewish General Hospital. The newly announced 2009 Cole Fellows are:

  • Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault, PhD program, UdeM
  • Marie Cargnello, PhD program, UdeM
  • tienne Caron, PhD program, UdeM
  • Cindy Degerny, post-PhD program, McGill
  • Neda Delgoshaie, PhD program, UdeM
  • Cyrus Khandanpour, post-PhD program, UdeM
  • John Mills, PhD program, McGill
  • Ali Mokdad, post-PhD program, UdeM
  • Elena Shirokova, post-PhD program, UdeM
  • Marie-Claude Sincennes, PhD program, UdeM
  • Urmila Tawar, post-PhD program, McGill
  • Cdric Tremblay, post-PhD program, UdeM
  • Brian Wilhelm, post-PhD program, UdeM


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Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins
sylvain-jacques.desjardins@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal
Source:Eurekalert

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