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Colleen’s Dream Foundation's First ‘Young Investigator’ Grant Directed to Dr. Felix Zeppernick of Johns Hopkins University
Date:7/10/2013

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 10, 2013

The recent ‘Young Investigator’ research grant given by Colleen’s Dream Foundation to Johns Hopkins University, will be directed to cutting edge ovarian cancer research being conducted by Dr. Felix Zeppernick of Johns Hopkins University’s Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Female Reproductive Cancer, according to Colleen’s Dream Foundation President Billy Cundiff.

“One of the main goals of Colleen's Dream Foundation is to work with Young Investigators at some of the top research hospitals and universities that are researching ovarian cancer,” says Cundiff. "So we are excited to be funding work being conducted by Dr. Felix Zeppernick of Johns Hopkins University.”

Zeppernick, who works in the Johns Hopkins University’s Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Female Reproductive Cancer, says he became interested in ovarian cancer research when he was a medical student.

“I became interested in cancer biology when I was a medical student after getting to hear various lectures on the topic,” says Zeppernick. “I was fascinated by all the tricks a cancer cell can do to become autonomous in growth and evade human defense mechanisms. While I learned that the treatment of ovarian cancer is still particularly difficult, getting to meet patients and their families as a young physician made me even more interested in the topic.”

Zeppernick says he is currently working on an “exciting” ovarian cancer research project.

“At Hopkins, I am engaged in two very exciting projects,” says Zeppernick. “It has been known for a long time that women who take an oral contraceptive pill and wom
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