The Mary Kay Ash Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center collaborated to provide one-year postdoctoral fellowships and return grants to innovative global researchers.
Dr. Jerry Shay, Ph.D., who has chaired the Research Review Committee for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Grant Program since inception in 1996, also serves as principal investigator for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation’s new international fellowship program.
The new one-year fellowships offer five international postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge cancer research at the world-renowned UT Southwestern Medical Center facility in Dallas, and allow them to continue research activity in their native country.
“Expanding the program internationally will allow us to focus on cancers that affect women the most,” Shay said. “We plan to identify a group of dedicated postdoctoral candidates from around the globe, invite them to Dallas, and equip them with all the tools and resources they need to continue their groundbreaking research in our outstanding cancer lab. Their work could have a tremendous impact on how we understand and treat cancers around the world.”
To date, five international fellows have been awarded grants and are currently in Dallas, Texas pursuing their studies in mentor labs at the UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center world-renowned facility. Learn more about their individual pursuits in their captions below.