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MIOCA awards $100,000 to 2017 Research Grantees

March 28, 2017

It is with great excitement that MIOCA announces the 2017 Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Award Recipients.  Due to the increasing support of MIOCA, the Board of Directors has, once again, increased the funds dedicated to ovarian cancer research here in Michigan.   A  total of $100,000 will fund two Michigan researchers working to improve treatment outcomes. 

Geeta Mehta, Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor
 Department of Materials Science and Engineering
 Department of Biomedical Engineering
 University of Michigan
Sheer Stress causes Chemoresistance in Ovarian Cancer Cells 

Dr. Shitanshu Uppal, MBBS
Asst. Professor, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Div. of Gynecologic Oncology
Co-Director, Michigan Oncology Quality Collaborative
Institute of Health Care Policy and Innovation
University of Michigan
Improving Ovarian Cancer Outcomes through a Michigan-wide Collaborative