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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR RESEARCH FUND

•MISSION STATEMENT

Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death in children. To address this issue, we have established the Columbia University Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund (CUPBTRF) [www.KidsBrainResearch.org]. As physicians and researchers, our goal is twofold. First, we hope to raise awareness of pediatric brain tumors and communicate the magnitude of their impact on children’s health. Second, through continued research in pediatric neurooncology, we strive to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of pediatric brain tumors.

Through continued fundraising, the Columbia University Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund will support a full-time post-doctoral research fellow in Columbia University’s Department of Neurological Surgery, committed to state-of-the-art investigations pertaining to the neurobiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology of children’s brain tumors. It is only with such efforts that meaningful scientific advancements can be obtained and hopefully encourage young investigators to pursue this avenue of research.

The Columbia University Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund will be governed by a committee composed of individuals dedicated to improving the outcomes of children afflicted with this disease. This committee will be directly responsible for overseeing the Columbia University Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund.


COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Robert A. Solomon, M.D. – Department Chairman
Jeffrey N. Bruce, M.D. – Director of Bartoli Brain Tumor Research Laboratory
Neil A. Feldstein, M.D. – Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Saadi Ghatan, M.D. – Attending Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Richard C. E. Anderson, M.D. – Attending Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Ricardo J. Komotar, M.D. – Founder and Director of the CUPBTRF
J Mocco, M.D. – Senior Resident in Neurosurgery
Ruchey Sharma, M.P.H. – Department Administrator

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