Research Grants
The V Scholar Grants
Designed to identify, retain and further the careers of talented new investigators. Provides funds directly to scientists who are
developing their own independent laboratory research projects. These grants enable emerging scientists to establish their laboratories and
gain a competitive edge necessary to earn additional funding from other sources. The V Scholar recipients determine how to best use the funds in their research projects.
*The research project that receives the highest overall rating by the Scientific Advisory Baord will annually be designated as the Martin D. Abeloff, M.D. V Scholar Award.

V Foundation Translational Clinical Research Grants
Developed to facilitate the transition of projects from the laboratory to the clinic.
Translational researchers seek to apply their knowledge of cancer and bring the benefits of the new understandings directly to patients more quickly and efficiently.

V Designated Grants
Targeted towards projects in communities or regions local to the fundraising area or of high importance to the donors. Fundraisers
and donors work with The V Foundation to identify a specific project, facility or awareness program.

Research Grants Funded By the V Foundation Wine Celebration
2013 V Scholar Grants
– Rafael Bejar, M.D., Ph.D., UCSD Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA. Pathogenic Mechanisms of Splicing Factor Mutations in Myelodysplastic Syndromes.
– Luis Carvajal-Carmona, PH.D., University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA. Identification of Novel Breast Cancer Genes in a Hispanic Isolate.

2013 Translational Grants
– Nika Danial, PH.D., Margaret Shipp, M.D. , Jarrod Marto, PH.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA. Fueling DLBCL Proliferation and Survival: A Role for Fatty Acid Metabolism.
– Ralph Deberardinis, M.D., Ph.D., Kemp Kernstein, M.D., Ph.D, Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at the University of Texas SW, Dallas, TX.
Translational Studies in Lung Cancer Metabolism: Creating New Paradigms in Diagnosis and Therapy.
– Ite Laird-Offringa, Ph.D., Barbara Gitlitz, M.D., Martin Kast, Ph.D., Kimberly Siegmund, Ph.D., Lina Wang, M.D., Michael Wong, Ph.D., USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Development of Immunotherapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer using Novel Modified Antigens.
– Yao-Tseng Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard Salta, M.D, Pengbo Zhou, Ph.D, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.
Ubiquitin Ligase as a Novel Diagnostic Marker for Colorectal Cancer

2013 Designated Grants:
– Ravi Bhatia, M.D. and Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H., City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA.
Molecular Pathogenesis of Therapy-Related Myelodysplasia *In Honor of Robin Roberts
– Li Chai, M.D, Gao Chong, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston, MA.
Target Leukemic Stem Cell Factor in MDS/AML *In Honor of Robin Roberts
– Christopher A. Maher, Ph.D. Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
Understanding the Role of Polycomb Associated LncRNAs in Prostate Cancer
* Vintner Grant in Honor of Fred Constant, Dick Grace, Jeff Gargiulo, Lowell Herrero and Fred Schweiger
– Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Herman Family Advanced Diagnostic and Surgical Services Pavilion, Napa, CA.
Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Services
– St. Helena Hospital, Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center, St. Helena, CA.
Clinical Research Program

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