Claudia Cohen Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher 2017

The Claudia Cohen Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher is a $50,000 annual prize, awarded to an individual in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to research improving the care of women with gynecologic cancer. The selected awardees will have made important contributions to research which have improved gynecologic cancer patient care, including the early detection, treatment or prevention of gynecologic cancers.

The prize is funded by the Claudia Cohen Foundation in honor of Claudia Cohen who lost her battle with uterine leiomyosarcoma in 2007. Ms. Cohen was a highly respected journalist and philanthropist. The Claudia Cohen Research Foundation was founded by Ms. Cohen’s daughter Samantha, with her sisters Caleigh and Debra Perelman, to foster research aimed at reducing the burden of gynecologic cancer.

The prize is run in association with the Foundation for Women's Cancer and is announced annually at the Society for Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting in March 2016.


Selection Criteria:
The applicant must demonstrate they have:
  1. Made important contributions to research improving the care of women with gynecologic cancer.
  2. Obtained significant independent extramural research funding.
  3. Made significant contributions to literature in the field.
  4. Developed programs that improved women's health.

Eligibility:
All apllicants must:
  1. Demonstrate body of research in gynecologic cancer, and outline, any application to rare gynecologic cancers, if relevant.
  2. Possess an academic appointment in the USA.
  3. Hold either an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree.

Application Process
Applicants must submit:
  1. The Application detailing their name, date of birth, address, phone, fax, email, university affiliation and academic rank
  2. Their NIH BioSketch / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Abstracts of the applicant’s three (3) most recently published or relevant peer-reviewed papers.
  4. A letter of support or nomination from a senior colleague in the field.
  5. A Personal Statement describing their research accomplishments and the impact on either early detection, prevention or therapeutics for women affected by gynecologic cancer, which answers the following questions in 400 words each:
    1. How has your research contributed to improving the care of women with gynecologic cancer?
    2. What do you consider your greatest achievement, and how has this positively impacted patients and the field of gynecologic cancer?
    3. What significant independent extramural research funding have you obtained during your career?
    4. What significant contributions have you made to research literature in the field of gynecologic oncology?
    5. Describe how your work has developed specific programs, treatments or protocols which have improved the health of women affected by gynecologic cancer?

How to apply:
  • Download the Application Form below. by clicking here
  • Send completed application to research@foundationforwomenscancer.org
  • Please reference “Claudia Cohen Research Prize” in the subject line.
  • All applications must be in English.
  • The deadline for entries is November 21, 2016.

Please note:
  • The award will be made to the individual rather than his or her institution.
  • Individuals may apply for the prize, or nominators may propose potential candidates by completing the application in the booklet.

 
08/1/16 Applications invited for the Claudia Cohen Prize 2017
03/20/16 Dr. Michael Birrer MD PhD awarded 2016 Claudia Cohen Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher
03/28/15 Dr Beth Karlan awarded 2015 Claudia Cohen Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher
03/22/14 Andrew Berchuck MD awarded 2014 Claudia Cohen Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher
03/9/13 Robert C. Bast Jr, MD awarded 2013 Claudia Cohen Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher
03/26/12 George Coukos MD Phd awarded 2012 Claudia Cohen Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher
03/9/11 Anil K Sood MD awarded 2011 Claudia Cohen Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher
03/16/10 Dr. Paul Goodfellow wins inaugural Claudia Cohen Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher
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