hello, Fellow! As you read in our adjacent story, fel- Fellowship. There is only a handful of precision radiation oncology fellowships offered in the United States and very few offer the breadth and depth for the specific purpose of providing subspecialty training in this field solely for graduates of international radiation oncology training programs. The international fellow will have hands on experience and direct patient care in highly advanced modalities of radiation oncology. The fellowship also works in partnership with the All india institute of medical Sciences, giving the recipient a unique global opportunity. is The Steven A. Cox Scholarship in Cancer Research which was created to provide financial assistance to a postdoctoral student in support of their research. Recipients work in collaboration with a faculty member from Rutgers cancer institute or other Rutgers University units, as well as with a research member from the cancer institute. Liza Rodriguez, BSc, was named as the latest scholarship recipient. Her research focuses on understanding how DNA repair is regulated in normal cells, and she is working under the guidance of Rutgers cancer institute Associate Director for Translational Science, chief of molecular Oncology and Omar Boraie chair in Genomic Science, Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD. I lowship opportunities at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey help train the next generation of cancer researchers and clinicians to enhance our understanding of this collection of diseases. Rutgers cancer institute is grateful for other fellowship support through the years — helping to advance our overall mission of eradicating cancer. Breast Cancer Alliance T he Breast Cancer Alliance has awarded $375,000 to Rutgers cancer institute for the Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship for the past five years. This year’s fellow is Maria Ham Kowzun, MD. Dr. kowzun graduated from yale University with honors and received her mD from University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of medicine. Her general surgery internships include Beth-israel Deaconess, a general surgery residency at Rutgers New Jersey medical School and a post-doctoral research fellowship at New york University institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. The Breast cancer Alliance works to improve the survival rates and quality of life for people impacted by breast cancer by investing in breast surgery fellowships, education, research, and providing support and screenings for those who are uninsured. Steven A. Cox Charity Classic T he Cox Classic charity golf event, which was formed in 1990 in support of Steve cox who was battling cancer, has raised $500,000 through the years for various initiatives at Rutgers cancer institute. One of these C.R. Bard Foundation, Inc. T he C.R. Bard Foundation has donated more than $550,000 in the past 16 years to Rutgers cancer institute. As part of that Emotional Reward figure, the Foundation has generously donated $150,000 to various fellowships over the last five years. in addition to providing support for the Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship, its grant this year will also support the inaugural Precision Radiation Oncology A huge thank you to Scott and Aileen Glickman (center), their daughters (also pictured) and to everyone who participated in this year’s Century for the Cure bike ride! Thanks to the efforts of 100 volunteers and 140 riders who pedaled up to 100 miles, the cumulative amount raised for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey research through the years has surpassed $2 million. I Autumn 2016 I Cancer Connection I 29