V Successes

Grateful Grants: Giving Gifts

Young. Talented. Investigator.

From California to Oregon, and Michigan to South Carolina, seventeen doctors are now able to call themselves V Scholars.  All of these scholars can be described as young and talented investigators. We are honored to have them as part of the program and as representatives of The V Foundation.

Yet, sometimes we forget about the moment. The moment when you realize that your future- your career- is about to start on a path of unbelievable opportunities- the moment when you open the email or letter and find out that you dreams will come true.

And as the holiday season is coming  upon us, it’s fun to take joy in giving the gifts and not just receiving them.  After all you get responses like this:

“Thanks for the excellent news. It will truly be an honor to represent the V Foundation.”

Dr. Justin Durla Lathia, Cleveland Clinic

“Thank you so much for the wonderful news!  I am honored to be a recipient of this grant. While in college at UNC-Chapel Hill, I became a college basketball fan and became acquainted with Jim Valvano’s legacy.  Although UNC and NC State were rivals, we Tar Heels had a lot of respect for Jimmy V and all he brought to the sport.  It is an honor to be supported by a foundation started in his honor!”

Dr. Sadie Wignall, Northwestern University

“Thank you so much for this fantastic news! I am honored and grateful for your recognition of my research proposal and look forward to starting the project.”

Dr. Unhee Lim, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Those are just three of the 17 V Scholars that we awarded this year. Can you imagine the impact we would have on cancer if we could give TWICE that many next year? Can’t you see the doctors as they open their letter…the one that says “Congratulations!”

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More congrats, more research…one step closer. How will you help?