OCR Grants Process

Ohio Cancer Research funded investigators are exploring innovative areas of cancer research in the genetic causes and preventions of cancer, skin cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, kidney cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, vaccine studies, DNA studies, and new therapeutic strategies.

Projects are selected by the OCR Scientific Review Committee with the help of out-of-state reviewers from across the country and the world. The Scientific Review Committee is comprised of doctors and scientists from around Ohio. Committee Chair, Susan Cole, PhD, The Ohio State University, heads this distinguished panel of researchers and cancer experts.

Scientific Review Committee

Susan Cole, PhD, Chair,
Professor, Cancer and Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University

Tom Cunningham, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cancer Biology, University of Cincinnati

Ivana de la Serna, PhD
Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Cancer Biology, University of Toledo

Stephen Fink, PhD
Assistant Professor, General Medical Sciences-Oncology
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

Harold A. Fisk, PhD
Associate Professor
Molecular Genetics & Cancer Biology and Genetics, The Ohio State University 

Ana Luisa Kadekaro, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dermatology, University of Cincinnati

Justin Lathia, PhD
Vice Chair, Department of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Sciences
Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

Deborah Parris, PhD
Professor Emeritus
The Ohio State University

John Pink, PhD
Assistant Professor
General Medical Sciences Oncology, Case Western Reserve University

Matthew K. Summers, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology, The Ohio State University

Dawn Wooley, PhD
Associate Professor, Neuroscience Cell
Biology & Physiology, Wright State University

Kam Yeung, PhD
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, University of Toledo