Charity supports research childhood cancer survival
Nina S. Kadan-Lottick, M.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics, has received a St. Baldrick’s Foundation Extended Scholar Award. The award extends Kadan-Lottick’s previous St. Baldrick’s Scholar Award, given in 2008, for an additional two years.
Kadan-Lottick researches outcomes among survivors of childhood cancer, 25 to 30 percent of whom experience long-term impairment in cognitive abilities and emotional regulation.
Her research seeks to explain the considerable variation in outcomes seen among children who received identical therapy, with a focus on possibly inherited factors that affect how chemotherapy is metabolized, or that result in vulnerability to these outcomes.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, founded in 2000, is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers and to give survivors long and healthy lives.
Kadan-Lottick, medical director of the HEROS Program at Yale, received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology, at The Children’s Hospital at the University of Colorado Health Sciences, and in epidemiology, at the University of Minnesota.