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The Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation Matches MCRF Donation for Institutional Research Grant at Karmanos Cancer Institute

Title: test - Description: estOn behalf of the MCRF Executive Steering Committee, we have great news to share!  As you may recall from our Annual Dinner in September, we agreed to support an Institutional Research Grant (IRG) at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit for $135,000. That commitment provided funding for 1½ years of grant activity, although KCI had requested funding for a 3-year period. We are very grateful that recently The Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation committed $135,000, matching the MCRF allocation and fully funding the IRG for three years!

The Institutional Research Grant is a block grant to provide small pilot grants to faculty to enable these investigators to generate sufficient data in their new laboratories to make them competitive for national research grants.  Karmanos President and CEO Gerold Bepler, MD, PhD, is the Principal Investigator for this grant, and will manage a local review committee to evaluate and prioritize pilot grant applications from faculty members at Wayne State University.  Over three years, the grant is expected to provide pilot grants to nine investigators.

We know you join us in extending our heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to Wayne and Joan Webber for their support of MCRF and the Institutional Research Grant at Karmanos!

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Ninth Annual MCRF Trustee Dinner Takes Place on Thursday, October 13, 2016

SAVE THE DATE!!! Please mark your calendars for the Ninth Annual Michigan Cancer Research Fund Trustee Dinner which will take place on the evening of Thursday, October 13th at the home of MCRF Chairs Scott and Huong Reilly in Grosse Pointe Farms. We hope you will be able to join us for this great opportunity to visit with your fellow Trustees, to talk directly with some of the researchers you have supported, and to hear an update on cancer research advances from Dr. William B. Phelps, American Cancer Society Program Director for Translational and Preclinical Research, and good friend to MCRF.


MCRF Executive Steering Committee at 2015 Annual Dinner


Research Discussion and Lab Tour - at the University of Michigan with Jeannie Hernandez, 2013 MCRF Fellow May 2014

Sixth Annual MCRF Trustee Dinner - at the Home of MCRF Chairs Scott and Huong Reilly
October 2013


Fifth Annual MCRF Trustee Dinner - at the Home of Founding Chair Bill Campbell
June 2012

2012 Trustees
2012 Trustee Dinner2012 Trustee Dinner

Annual Trustee Dinner - at the Home of MCRF Founding Chair Bill Campbell
June 2011

Trustees 2011


2011 Annual Dinner Attendees


MCRF Dinner Attendees


Researchers Update


MCRF Meet the Researcher Event - Karmanos Cancer Institute
February 2010

Bill Campbell greets Huong.
Dr. David DeGraff presents.
MCRF Chair Bill Campbell greets Trustee Huong Reilly.
MCRF 2009 Fellow David DeGraff, PhD, provides information on his research on advanced prostate cancer.
cold room facility
Dr. Stephen Ethier shows MCRF Trustees the cold room facility of the Karmanos research lab.


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