March 2014
WCRG Matters
A monthly newsletter to keep members informed.

Here are a few March highlights:
  • The Cross-Border Institute is providing $25,000 in funding support for WCRG's PASSPORTS campaign!!   
  • The WCRG Research Development Committee had it's first meeting this month with representation from St. Clair College, UWindsor and Windsor Regional Hospital - you'll be hearing more from this group.    
  • A Student Volunteer Committee was formed, they had their first meeting and are putting together some great activities and educational materials for our upcoming community events! 
  • Dr. Jeff Zonder from Karmanos Cancer Institute has accepted our invitation to be on the WCRG Executive Committee.   
Upcoming Events
Don't miss the upcoming Seminar Series!

SPEAKER: Dr. Michael Boffa
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor; Seeds4Hope Grant Recipient

MAY 1 @ 5:30 PM
WHERE: Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, Yves Landry Room

Mark your calendars to visit or volunteer at our upcoming events:
  • UWindsor Research Showcase at Devonshire Mall - May 3 
  • Science Rendezvous at the University of Windsor - May 10
  • Canada Wide Science Fair at the University of Windsor - May 12   
To learn more about how you can participate email our Coordinator, Karen Metcalfe
Members News
  • Dr. Marlys Koschinsky received the University of Windsor's award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity 
  • Dr. Hamm in collaboration with WRCP oncologists and the University of Windsor's Pamathy Vivek and Dr. Maher El-Masri has had their study, Outcomes of patients with triple-negative breast cancer compared to non-triple negative breast cancer: A single-centre accepted for a poster session at The American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference

  • Two abstracts have been accepted for the 16th Bienniel NeuroOncology meeting in June: Hematological toxicities in GBM and a Case report /review of Hemangio pericytoma of CNS by Drs. Alam, Kulkarni, Hirmiz and Schneider.  

If you know of a WCRG member that has done something that is worth noting, please let us know and we'll share the good news! 


Don't can find even more news on our website
Upcoming Funding Opportunities

The Research Development Committee has started building a list of funding opportunities - check in each month to see what we've found.


Funding Organization
Letter of Intent Deadline
May 26, 2014
Collaborative Funding Program in Personalized Medicine to Accelerate Drug Discovery
June 27, 2014
Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
Quality of Life Research Grants
July 2, 2014
August 15, 2014