2015 – Dr. Zalfa Abdel-Malek and Dr. Ana Luisa Kadekaro – University of Cincinnati
Melanoma Know More Presents Research Awards to Two Local Researchers at the University of Cincinnati
Each year, Melanoma Know More presents a research award to an individual or institution on the front lines of skin cancer research. We are currently funding research projects at the University of Cincinnati In 2014, we presented Dr. Zalfa Abdel-Malek with a 3-year commitment of for $20,000 per year ($25,000 in 2014) for her efforts in the understanding of the regulation of human pigmentation and the response of human melanomcytes to ultraviolet radiation. In addition to our continued support for Dr. Abdel-Malek, we also elected to fund an additional University of Cincinnati researcher in 2015, Dr. Ana Luisa Kadekaro. Dr. Kadekaro was our first award recipient in 2011. This year, we presented Dr. Kadekaro with a $12,600 award to support her efforts in challenging melanoma cells with uniquely designed new drugs.