(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced a new financial commitment to the Katten Muchin Rosenman Travel Scholarship Program, which will provide travel scholarships to 25 cancer researchers for the 2012–2013 academic year, giving them the opportunity to present their work to the most prestigious national scientific conferences.
This is the sixth consecutive year in which Katten has funded this program, with a total of $120,000 in donations going to students at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
“This commitment is a very important one to Katten because our firm strongly supports the amazing potential of medical research and its ability to change the course of an individual’s life,” said Vincent A. F. Sergi, Katten’s national managing partner. “We are also fortunate to be able to partner with cutting-edge medical research institutions such as Northwestern University to support this great research.”
The Katten Muchin Rosenman Travel Scholarship awards were presented by Sergi and Laura Keidan Martin, partner and national head of Katten's Health Care Practice, at the 23rd Annual Scientific Poster Session held at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center. The poster session featured work from students and postdoctoral fellows in laboratories of the Lurie Cancer Center on the Chicago and Evanston campuses as well as trainees affiliated with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
“Katten’s commitment to providing scholarships allows our researchers the opportunity to present their work at national scientific conferences and learn from the best physicians in the country,” said Dr. Steve Rosen, Genevieve E. Teuton Professor of Medicine and director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. “By supporting the next generation of great biomedical researchers outside of the classroom, Katten is contributing to progress in cancer research for years to come.”
The Katten Muchin Rosenman Travel Scholarship Program allows doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to present the results of their basic cancer research. The travel grant provides $750 to recipients to help defray the cost of travel and registration fees to a scientific meeting where they will present their research. Recipients are also required to present their work at the Lurie Cancer Center’s Annual Scientific Poster Session at the end of the academic year. Reviewed by appropriate faculty committees, the awards are competitive with three application cycles each academic year.