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Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter

Center Awarded $212,208 Last Fall

John_Tomich_Susan_Whitaker_Lab-18CropShrunkThanks to our generous supporters, we were able to invest $212,208 in K-State cancer research and education last fall! Our competitive awards foster excellence among K-State cancer research faculty and students, and help advance the most promising research projects. Awards are offered each semester. Spring award applications are due March 1.

Faculty Awards

We awarded $103,018 in Innovative Research Awards for five research projects spanning six departments; $29,000 to support two laboratory equipment purchases; and $2,000 for travel to collaborate on research. View list of all faculty awardees.

Student Awards

Thirty-seven outstanding students were selected for our undergraduate Cancer Research Award program, which offers faculty-mentored laboratory research experiences and $1,000 awards to each student.

The students co-wrote research proposals with center-affiliated faculty and will conduct their studies this semester. Faculty mentors receive $1,000 per student to cover research expenses. Our annual awards banquet will be April 8.

Travel awards totaling $4,190 were provided to four graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to support their attendance at professional meetings to present their research. View list of all student awardees.