Career Development Award

The CCSS Career Development Award (CDA) is designed to create an opportunity for early career investigators and trainees with an interest and aptitude in childhood cancer survivorship research to develop and complete an initial research study within the CCSS. This will serve as a foundation for the development of a career path that includes survivorship research.

Past Awardees

Category Awardee Project Title Direct Costs Awarded CCSS Working Group Primary Mentor
2013
Junior Faculty Sogol Mostoufi-Moab,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Overall risk of Chronic Endocrine Disorders in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer $50,000 Chronic Disease Mary Leonard
2014
Junior Faculty Philip Lupo, PhD,
Baylor College of Medicine
Epigenomic profiling of metabolic outcomes in childhood leukemia survivors $20,000 Genetics Smita Bhatia
Junior Faculty Rebecca Howell, PhD,
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Radiation dose reconstruction methods for intensity modulated radiation therapy $20,000 Second Malignancies Marilyn Stovall
Trainee Giselle Perez, PhD,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mental healthcare service availability and utilization among childhood cancer survivors $3,000 Psychology and Cancer Control Elyse Park
Trainee Melissa Schapiro, MD,
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Cognitive and academic difficulties in survivors of head/neck rhabodomyosarcoma $3,000 Psychology Robert Hayashi
2015
Junior Faculty Danielle Novetsky Friedman, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Impact of radiation dose to the pancreas on subsequent risk of diabetes mellitus $20,000 Chronic Disease Charles Sklar
Junior Faculty Adam Esbenshade, MD,
Vanderbilt University
Using the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale to characterize the burden of chronic conditions $20,000 Chronic Disease Kirsten Ness
Trainee Douglas Fair, MD,
University of Utah
Health care financial burden and missed opportunities for care $3,000 Chronic Disease Anne Kirchhoff
Trainee Aurelie Weinstein,
Georgia State University
Predictors and outcomes of personal strengths in young adult cancer survivors $3,000 Psychology Chris Heinrich
International Trainee Miranda Fidler,
University of Birmingham, UK
Comparison of risks for mortality and subsequent cancers in the CCSS and the BCCSS $10,000 Chronic Disease Mike Hawkins
2016
Junior Faculty Ralph Salloum, MD,
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Medulloblastoma and PNET outcomes across three decades of diagnosis $30,000 Chronic Disease Maryam Fouladi
Trainee Stefanie Vuotto, PhD, 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Psychological distress, neurologic morbidity and functional independence among adult survivors treated with CNS-directed therapies $3,000 Psychology Tara Brinkman