2.5 million To Dr. Melissa Skala

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Dr. Melissa Skala, one of the Young Ambassadors’ 2012 Discovery Grant recipients, let us know this week that the funding provided by the Young Ambassadors allowed her team to develop novel assessment technologies to enable accurate drug testing i

2014-06-19 15:07:30  

Wilhagan’s Marie Memorial – May 26, 2014

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In March of 2012 Marie Bagsby, Wilhagans’ general manager of 14 years, lost her battle to cancer. The Marie Memorial was established in her memory, and in the three years since Marie’s death Wilhagan’s has contributed $14,000 to the Young Ambassa

2014-05-05 17:56:02  

Young Ambassadors Awarding Day – November 9, 2013

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I didn’t know what to expect attending my first awarding. I was blown away by the researchers and their dedication to finding a cure for some of the most horrific cancers people face today. Trying to narrow down the top three was a struggle

2013-12-03 17:47:45  

An Evening with the Director

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The night started off with everyone gathered around the patio at Rumours Wine Bar in the gulch as we listened to Kelly, Todd and EB update us on our fundraising progress. We had already raised over $70,000 and our goal for this year is $105,000 w

2013-10-31 14:43:33  

Courtney Jenrath Featured in Upcoming Edition of Momentum Magazine

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Our fellow Young Ambassador Courtney Cooper Jenrath will be featured in the upcoming edition of VICC’s Momentum Magazine. What an exciting way to showcase the community of support that Young Ambassadors have locally and nationally. Thanks f

2013-09-24 19:53:43  

Awardee Chris Williams Recognized on Cancer.org

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I was fortunate to receive funding from the American Cancer Society at a very early stage in my career which, like the funding that I received from the Young Ambassadors, provided resources that were pivotal in moving my research program forward

2013-06-25 21:24:58  

Blind Date by Kate Steinbeck

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William Henry once stated, “What is research but a blind date with knowledge.” A little over four years ago, my sister and I and a few other young professionals, driven by our desire to end cancer, asked Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center on a blind

2013-05-21 21:43:58  

The Psychological Impact of a Discovery Grant by Melissa Skala

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I’d like to talk about the psychological impact that the Young Ambassadors Discovery Grants have on the new investigators who receive them. Newly independent scientists who start their own research labs are vulnerable in the same ways that new bu

2013-05-15 20:59:27  

The C Word – Courage, Creativity…and Cure by Todd Jackson

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You can’t always control what happens to you, but you can control how you react. When I mention “the C word” (particularly on a cancer website), a natural reaction is to think of pain and suffering…hopelessness and despair. Words are powerful. Th

2013-04-29 19:40:59  

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