The Basser Global Prize 2013
To further enhance the Basser Center's mission, the Basser Global Prize was established by Shari Basser Potter and Leonard Potter to honor a visionary scientist who has conceptually advanced BRCA1/2 related research that has led to improvements in clinical care. The prize will be considered for a broad range of basic, translational and clinical BRCA1/2 cancer researchers worldwide. Outstanding candidates will be those whose research has produced seminal advances in the field and who continue to drive BRCA1/2 related research towards the ultimate goal of mitigating the adverse impact of deleterious BRCA1/2 and related mutations.
The Basser Global Prize provides $200,000 in unrestricted support of the awardee's innovative BRCA1/2 related research efforts. The Awardee will give the Keynote address at the annual Basser Research Center for BRCA Symposium the following year, at which time they will be awarded the Basser Medal and a personal $10,000 cash prize by the Gray and Potter Families.
The Basser Research Center for BRCA
The Basser Research Center for BRCA was initiated at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center in July 2012 by a philanthropic gift from Mindy and Jon Gray, and leadership gifts from Shari and Leonard Potter, in memoriam to their sister Faith Basser. This visionary generosity on the part of the Gray and Potter families has produced a one of its kind, fully integrated clinical and basic science research center dedicated to the improvement in basic understanding, clinical care, and development of new therapies targeting BRCA1/2 mutated cancers.
The Basser Global Prize Application Process
Nominees are not restricted to any geographic area or type of institution. The appropriate Institutional Official (e.g. Chancellor, Dean or Provost) must nominate applicants. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
The following must be included in the Nomination Package:
Basser Global Prize Application 2013 Form including:
- Nominee and Institutional Official contact information and signatures
- Summary Statement of Major Research Accomplishments (500 words maximum)
This statement should summarize and succinctly state the major research accomplishments of the nominee, with a particular emphasis on how these findings have advanced BRCA1/2 related research. Accomplishments can span basic biology, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for BRCA1/2 carriers and their families.
- Listing of five most important publications related to BRCA1/2 research (250 words maximum, each)
Provide a description of the importance of each publication.
- Vision for future BRCA1/2 research (1,000 words maximum)
The Nominee will describe a broad vision of her/his research program over the next 5 years.
- Nominee's CV
- Nominating letter (1 page)
The Institutional Official will describe the major accomplishments of the nominee and why this individual warrants consideration for the Basser Global Prize.
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