Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center awards ACS seed grants

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Two early-career scientists at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine have each received a $30,000 American Cancer Society seed grant to investigate new ideas related to the cause, prevention, and treatment of cancer. The one-year grants are awarded through UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, and are designed to support junior faculty members and independent research scientists beginning their careers in cancer research.

The new grant recipients

Dao-Fu Dai portrait

Dao-Fu Dai, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pathology
Project: The Spectrum of Myeloma Associated Kidney Diseases and the Role of Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress


Ellen van der Plas portrait

Ellen van der Plas, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry
Project: Childhood Cancer and Psychosocial Deficits: Prospective Assessment of Neurodevelopment