Your ongoing support has allowed us to take huge steps forward in 2016 in the fight against NF. Your efforts and contributions have been instrumental in advancing neurofibromatosis research, providing hope for the millions worldwide who live with NF, and bringing us ever closer to our shared goal of ending NF forever.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Young Investigator Award (YIA). Interested candidates can submit their letters of intent, also referred to as pre-applications, via CTF’s online application portal from Dec 12, 2016 to Jan 9, 2017. Initiated in 1985, the YIA is CTF’s longest running award program and provides two-year salary support to outstanding early career scientists worldwide who are interested in becoming independent investigators in neurofibromatosis.
Like the rest of the NF community, we are stunned after watching this week’s episode of “Scream Queens”, titled “Warts & All.” In addition to providing escape and entertainment, television shows have the capacity to teach and make the audience feel something. However, this show needlessly elicited pain and anger in a community seeking nothing more than kindness and acceptance.
A valuable collaborator on the Synodos for NF2 consortium, Dr. Vijaya Ramesh’s work was recently showcased on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) homepage.
Seattle, Washington Sage Bionetworks and the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) are recruiting qualified candidates for a fully-funded 2-year postdoctoral training program. We are seeking individuals with a research or clinical background in neurofibromatosis (NF) or NF-related diseases, who are looking to broaden his/her skill-set by learning and applying computational approaches to cancer. Successful candidates will spend their time at Sage Bionetworks in Seattle, working side-by-side with data scientists, computational biologists, and clinicians.