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Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award



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  • About the Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award

    The Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation is continuing its longstanding partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by establishing the Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award — providing enhanced mentoring and financial assistance for four Lubin Scholars annually over a four-year period, with the goal of retaining the brightest physician-scientists in academic medicine as they launch their research careers.

    William G. Kaelin Jr., MD
    William G. Kaelin Jr., MD, Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award Scientific Director

    Dana-Farber is an ideal setting for the Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award. The Institute's extraordinary community of faculty and staff, research infrastructure and resources, and institutional expertise, plus our affiliation with Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, and academic medical centers and universities close to home and around the world, will uniquely leverage the award.

    The program's leaders include Dana-Farber Nobel Prize laureate William G. Kaelin Jr., MD, who will serve as the Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award Scientific Director, and Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, Dana-Farber President and CEO.

    "The innovative Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award will not only help scientists in the field today, but will also create a pipeline and support system for future talent who will someday drive the next major breakthroughs and change the landscape of cancer care as we know it."
    — Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, Dana-Farber President and CEO

    Financial Support and Mentoring

    Distinctive aspects of the award include its level of financial support and the strength of its mentorship opportunity — providing support for physician-scientists as they move forward in their careers in academic cancer research. The award's unique programs for Lubin Scholars and Mentors will help to increase the probability that the most promising Boston-based physician-scientists will remain in academic research.

    The Lubin Family Foundation is confident that the Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award will accomplish its goal of supporting the most promising Boston-based physician-scientists as they transition to independent research careers and produce great science. The Foundation also anticipates that the award will contribute to Dana-Farber's strength in attracting and retaining the sharpest, most innovative thinkers — trainees and faculty who are at the heart of everything that Dana-Farber does to make the best possible care available to all who need it.

    Schedule for Award Applications

    July 5, 2022: Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award application made available.

    August 19, 2022: Deadline for receiving Lubin Scholar and Mentor applications.

    October 3, 2022: William Kaelin Jr., MD, announces the inaugural class of four Lubin Scholars along with their Mentors. The Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award program officially commences.

    The Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation

    Established in 1986 in Massachusetts, the Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Boston region through its focus on educational pathways and outcomes, culture and the arts, and medical research and clinical care.

    This grant is another example of the Lubin family's legacy of support for Dana-Farber's faculty, including a gift in 2018 to establish the Richard and Nancy Lubin Family Chair at Dana-Farber and the Richard and Nancy Lubin Research Fund.

    Learn more about the Lubin Family Foundation and Award.

    Contact Information

    Please contact DFCILFFScholarAward@dfci.harvard.edu with questions you may have.