Research that Saves - Gibbie Awards

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Your financial support is helping our fight to cure Leukemia. Below is a chronological list of where and how your contributions to the Ryan Gibson Foundation are hard at work:

2013

The Ryan Gibson Foundation is pleased to announce another Research Grant of $50,000 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, which was a matched gift for a total of $100,000. This Grant was awarded to Dr. David Becton for his Phase III Clinical Trial for Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and Lymphoblastic Lymphoma(LBL) using the drug Nelarabine, for patients that have relapsed.


2012

The Ryan Gibson Foundation is pleased to announce another Research Grant of $50,000 to the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX to researcher Dr. Pier Scaglioni furthering his study on the  “Development of a novel targeted therapy for Myeloid Leukemias”. This is our fifth (5th) grant to UT Southwestern and our second to Dr. Scaglioni. This will bring our total contribution to UT Southwestern to $200,000. The Foundation is very proud to continue to support UT Southwestern and their excellent researchers. 



2010 - 2011

The Ryan Gibson Foundation is pleased to announce a Research Grant in the amount of $50,000 in conjunction with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org). This is the first collaborative effort between TRGF and LLS to fund basic science research. The following researchers will be supported by this grant.

  • Duke University – Tannishtha Reya, PhD
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences – James DeGregori, PhD
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Vivian Oehler, MD
  • University of California, Berkeley – Nicholas Endres, PhD
  • University of California, Irvine – Wen-Hwa Lee, PhD
  • Ohio State University – Danilo Perrotti, MD, PhD
  • University of Massachusetts – Shaoguang Li, MD, PhD
  • University of Connecticut – Zihai Li, MD, PhD
  • University of California, San Francisco – Neil Shah, MD, PhD

2009

The Ryan Gibson Foundation is pleased to announce its 2009 Gibbie Award in the amount of $50,000 to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (www.mskcc.org). This is the second grant to Marcel van den Brink, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Services. Dr. van den Brink’s research is focused on developing strategies to enhance immune reconstitution following a bone marrow transplant. The Foundation is very proud to have the ability to further the research at Sloan-Kettering from a grant that was made in 2006.


2008
$50,000 to the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX to researcher Dr. Pier Scaglioni for his research in the “Development of a novel targeted therapy for Myeloid Leukemias”. This is our fourth (4th) grant to UT Southwestern and our first to Dr. Scaglioni. This will bring our total contribution to UT Southwestern to $100,000. The Foundation is very proud to continue to support UT Southwestern and their excellent researchers.


2008
The Ryan Gibson Foundation is pleased to announce another grant to UAMS in order to enhance The Ryan Gibson Foundation Leukemia Research Laboratory. This lab will aid the research of Dr. Peter Emanuel and his staff at the ACRC. The gift will again be matched by the State of Arkansas for a gift of $100,000. This will bring the total donation to $200,000. This is a much needed step for the State of Arkansas as they begin to focus on basic science research for leukemia.

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2007
The Ryan Gibson Foundation is proud to announce its grant of $50,000 to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, NY to researchers  Dr. Scott Lowe and Dr. Mona S. Spector for their research into “Identification of Mutations in Novel Leukemia-Associated Genes”. The Ryan Gibson Foundation is very proud to be sponsoring such a world class researcher such as Dr. Lowe and hope that our grant with further help their studies.


2007
The Ryan Gibson Foundation is pleased to announce its most recent funding to UAMS in order to establish a leukemia specific research laboratory called “The Ryan Gibson Foundation Leukemia Research Laboratory”. This lab will aid the research of Dr. Peter Emanuel and his staff at the ACRC. The gift will be matched by the State for a total gift of $100,000. This is a major step for the State of Arkansas as they begin to focus on basic science research for leukemia.

 


July 2006
The Ryan Gibson Foundation made its 2006 Gibbie Award in the amount of $50,000 to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (www.mskcc.org). Marcel van den Brink, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Services, accepted the grant at this year’s One Particular Harbor fundraiser in Fayetteville, AR. Dr. van den Brink’s research is focused on developing strategies to manipulate donor T-cells to cause less graft versus hose disease and more graft versus tumor activity, thus reducing the toxicity of the bone marrow transplant.


July 2005
The Ryan Gibson Foundation made its second grant for the year of 2005 in the amount of $40,000 to the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. Dr. David Becton of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and professor of Pediatrics at UAMS, accepted the donation at this year’s One Particular Harbor fundraiser in Fayetteville, AR. The grant money will be used to supplement the analysis of a national clinical trial for childhood Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group and its predecessor, the Pediatric Oncology Group, in which over 600 patients were enrolled around the country for the treatment of the most severe form of acute leukemia.


February 2005
The Ryan Gibson Foundation made its fourth grant in the sizeable amount of $50,000 to the Cell & Gene Therapy Division of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Patricia Yotnda, heading the research project call “Induction of Leukemia-Dendritic Cells from B-Leukemia Blast,” proposes to find an alternate route to enhance the capability of leukemic cells to respond to the body’s production of antibodies, so that these leukemic cells are vulnerable to attack without needing a bone marrow transplant. This grant puts total contributions for research to $100,000.



Kimberly Barrett, Dr. Malcolm Brenner, Dr. Patti Yotnda, Bo Barrett


July 2004
The Ryan Gibson Foundation made a grant in the amount of $10,000 to Dr. Robert Collins and the research staff at The University of Texas Medical Center at Dallas. The check was presented at the One Particular Harbor Party & Fundraiser in Fayetteville, AR, an event attended by over 350 Foundation Patrons.


April 2003
The Ryan Gibson Foundation presented a contribution in the amount of $25,000 to Dr. Robert Collins and the research staff at The University of Texas Medical Center at Dallas. Their research is defining the future of bone marrow transplant technology.


June 2002
The Ryan Gibson Foundation presented contributions totaling $10,000 for the year to Dr. Robert Collins and the research staff at The University of Texas Medical Center at Dallas.


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