Contact: Alexander Shtifman
Phone: 617-713-8989
alex...@childrens.harvard.edu

Dr. Bjoern Schwer, Instructor in Pediatrics, has received the 2013 Martin D. Abeloff, MD V Scholar Award from The V Foundation for Cancer Research.  The Abeloff Award recognizes Dr. Schwer as the highest ranked of the eighteen 2013 V Scholars, which were selected in a highly competitive process.  Since 1994, The V Foundation has awarded more than 450 grants to the brightest physicians and scientists as they pioneer techniques to make breakthroughs in cancer research.  The $200,000, two-year award will support Dr. Schwer’s research addressing DNA repair mechanisms and genomic alterations in the context of medulloblastoma, the most common childhood brain cancer.