The Markos Family
Breast Cancer Research Grant
In order to improve the status of women’s health, increased research is needed to examine the issues, illnesses and diseases most prevalent to women. The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF) wants to improve the health of women by supporting new or existing research in women’s health.
WWHF is offering a $10,000 grant to fund new or continuing research initiatives that will result in new findings about diagnosing, treating, or preventing breast cancer. The Markos Family Breast Cancer Research Grant, awarded at the annual Women’s Health Research Luncheon, was established by the Markos family after their personal experience with breast cancer.
Eligible candidates include any graduate student, faculty member, or academic staff researcher in good standing at any of the University of Wisconsin campuses, the Medical College of Wisconsin, or any other educational or community institution in Wisconsin focusing on women’s health matters. At academic institutions, candidates may be in any nationally-accredited school or department including, but not limited to, the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Letters and Sciences, Business, or Human Ecology.
In keeping with the mission of WWHF, priority will be given to candidates whose work is directly relevant to Wisconsin women and to those with a demonstrated ability to conduct quality peer-reviewed research.