VeloSano Pilot Awards

With the generous support from VeloSano Bike to Cure, the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center provides seed funding for highly innovative and potentially impactful proposals that will generate key data for larger, nationally competitive grants. 

2019 VeloSano Pilot Awardees

We are proud to announce recipients of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center 2019 VeloSano Pilot Awards, made possible by generous support from VeloSano Bike to Cure 2018.

Each awardee will receive $75,000 in seed funding to support the initiation of novel projects aligned with one or more of our seven Research Programs.

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Mark W. Jackson, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology, CWRU
Associate Director for Training & Education, Case CCC
 


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Ruth A. Keri, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Pharmacology, CWRU
Associate Director for Basic Research, Case CCC

 

 


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David Wald, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology, CWRU
Clinical Pathologist, University Hospitals


Alex Huang, MD, PhD

Alex Huang, MD, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics and Pathology, CWRU
Program Director, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


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Reshmi Parameswaran, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Pediatrics, and Medicine, CWRU


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Richard Lee, MD
Associate Professor, Hematology and Oncology, CWRU
Medical Director, Integrative and Supportive Oncology Program, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Hematologist-Oncologist, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


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Horst Von Recum, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, CWRU

 

 

 

 

 

The above awards are in addition to those directly awarded by VeloSano to Cleveland Clinic researchers. Congratulations to the following Cleveland Clinic researchers whose proposals were selected for funding from VeloSano 5:

Manmeet Ahluwalia, MD*
Robert DeBernardo, MD
Charis Eng, MD, PhD*
Zihua Gong, MD, PhD*

Xiaorong Gu, PhD
Neetu Gupta, PhD*
Hannelore Heemers, PhD*
Babal Jha, PhD*
Vijay Krishna, PhD*

Jamie Ku, MD
Justin Lathia, PhD*
David Liska, MD
Keith McCrae, MD*
Chad Michener, MD
Aziz Nazha, MD*
Jun Qin, PhD*

Daniel Rotroff, PhD
Davendra Sohal, MD, MPH*
Oliver Wessely, PhD*

* denotes Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Member


2017 VeloSano Pilot Awardees

Below are recipients of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center 2017 VeloSano Pilot Awards, made possible by generous support from VeloSano Bike to Cure 2016. 

Each awardee received $50,000 in seed funding to support the initiation of novel projects aligned with one or more of our seven Research Programs

Junran Zhang PhD

Junran Zhang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, CWRU/UH
"Novel approaches for targeting PPP2R2A defective cancer cells by ATR and CHK1 inhibitor"


Zhenghe John Wang PhD

John Wang, PhD
Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences, CWRU
Co-Leader, Cancer Genetics Program, Case CCC 
"Develop GPT2 inhibitors to target PI3KCA-mutated colorectal cancers"


Lan Zhou MD PhD

Lan Zhou, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology, CWRU/UH 
"HES1-loss mediates Immune-suppressive microenvironment in serrated pathway of colon carcinogenesis"


Alvin Schmaier MD

Alvin Schmaier, MD
Professor, Hematology and Oncology, CWRU/UH
"Tyrosine kinase inhibitors and cardiovascular events in CML"


Mark Jackson PhD

Mark Jackson, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology, CWRU
Associate Director for Training and Education, Case CCC
"A high-throughput screen for inhibitors of cancer stem cell plasticity"


Youwei Zhang PhD

Youwei Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology, CWRU
"Roles of UbcH7 in tumorigenesis and therapy response" 


Jill Barnholtz-Sloan PhD

Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD
Professor, Oncology, CWRU and Associate Director for Bioinformatics, Case CCC
"Hematologic biomarkers of treatment response & recurrence in patients with glioblastoma"