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JMNMF Awards $50,000 in Research ScholarshipsRecord Level of 45 Graduate Student Applicants
The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation (JMNMF) awarded five $10,000, nationally competitive, Research Scholar Awards (RSA) to exceptional graduate student researchers at leading cancer centers across the U.S. The JMNMF grants significantly enhance the potential for advancements in the melanoma cancer field and encourage a larger number of young scientists to choose melanoma research as their professional career. As first in the U.S. to fund graduate student melanoma researchers, since 2006, the JMNMF research scholarship program has attracted 198 applications from 56 prominent cancer centers and universities. The 2014 RSA applicant pool included a record level of 45 of the countrys most promising research candidates, and 27 prominent cancer centers, nine as new institutional participants - read full press release
JMNMF Elects New LeadershipJMNMF announces the retirement of Robert E. Nicolay, Founder and Chairman, as new officers were elected to serve at the Foundations annual January business meeting - read full press release
Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation & Patient Resource LLC Publish Melanoma GuideThe Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation (JMNMF) and Patient Resource LLC, release the 1st in nation, Patient Resource Cancer Guide: Melanoma, available as a free 24-pg. comprehensive guide for newly diagnosed and advanced melanoma patients and their caregivers, to be distributed across the U.S. through physicians, medical centers, oncology nurses, social workers, patient groups and by the two advocacy organizations directly. More than a million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, making it the most common cancer in the U.S .- read full press release.
WBAL-TV Airs JMNMF PSA and Live Interviews:Baltimores WBAL-TV conducted a recent in-studio interview with JMNMF President Greg Safko and dermatologist Dr. Juris Germanas during the Medical Watch portion of WBAL news programming. This broadcast featured information on the Foundations new PSA, sun-safe practices and how to detect skin cancer, particularly melanoma the most lethal type. See 4-minute broadcast - here
Our mission is to promote prevention, early detection and research to end melanoma.
- Preserving and enhancing our resources;
- Building relationships;
- Providing information that can be trusted;
- Advocating with integrity.
The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation will focus
on three (3) key objectives:
- Promote awareness and an understanding of the seriousness of melanoma.
- Support funding for research to ultimately find a cure for melanoma.
- Educate the general public on prevention and detection of melanoma.