The mission of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Auxiliary Board is to be investors in innovation by giving unrestricted grants to establish much-needed research programs at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, which work toward the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer.
The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Auxiliary Board was founded in 1951 by North Shore resident, Stephanie Howell. She and her friends raised $3,000 in their first year. The Board was incorporated in 1959 as an official auxiliary of the UCCRF. Since its inception, the Auxiliary Board has raised almost $3 million for cancer research for the Foundation. In 2006, the Board was named as a recipient of the University’s coveted Harper’s Society Award for its fundraising efforts.
Board members actively work toward raising money to fund the research efforts of designated Cancer Center physicians who are in the early stages of their careers. The grants directed to these young scientists provide critical funding for their initial research and investigation. We are proud that many of the Auxiliary Board’s past recipients have gone on to receive significant support from other granting organizations for continued research and success in their fields.
The University of Chicago Cancer Research Auxiliary Board is delighted to currently support the research of three extraordinary doctors, each for a three year term: Mark Applebaum, MD, Nita Lee, MD, MPH and Jane E. Churpek, MD.
The UCCRFAB is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.
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