V Scholar Summit

The V Foundation believes that it’s not only important to fund promising and exceptional early career cancer researchers through the V Scholar program, but to also provide meaningful experiences through the annual V Summit to further support current V Scholars in their future success.

This two-day event includes hands-on training by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, informative sessions with experts and scientific advisors, Q&A sessions, and time to share information and collaborate with other V Scholars. At the 2019 V Scholar Summit, Jim Valvano’s daughter Jamie was the Keynote Speaker, sharing how cancer research not only helped her survive but thrive despite a cancer diagnosis.

Thank You to our 2019 V Scholar Summit Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2019 Host Sponsor!

V Scholar Feedback

“This was hands down the most useful conference I have attended, both from a professional and personal development standpoint. The tools and advice I gained from this meeting will be essential to my career trajectory going forward.” – 2019 V Scholar Summit Attendee

“A previous V Scholar advised me to attend and I’m really glad I did. I learned a lot during the workshop, and it was both fun and helpful to get to know other Scholars from different institutions. The video from Jimmy Valvano and Jamie Valvano’s talk were moving and inspiring, and I went home feeling re-invigorated and wanting to share that feeling with my lab members and colleagues.” – 2019 V Scholar Summit Attendee