Dr. Lionel Chow of Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center Receives $600K Grant to Support Brain Cancer Research

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cincinnati, October 5, 2011 - Dr. Lionel M. L. Chow, M.D., Ph.D., of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is one of five recipients of the Distinguished Scientist Award for 2011 from the Sontag Foundation in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. This award includes a grant for $600,000 to support brain tumor research over the next four years.

Dr. Chow is an assistant professor of oncology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. Utilizing his novel laboratory mouse model, he will look to find new drug targets and new drug combinations to improve treatment for patients with GBM, the most aggressive brain tumor.

The Sontag Foundation recognizes the promise of outstanding early career scientists whose research has the potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure, or treatment of brain tumors. Since 2003, twenty-nine multi-year Distinguished Scientists Awards have been given to researchers at twenty-one different research institutions/medical centers.

The Sontag Foundation is a private foundation that funds medical research related to brain cancer throughout the United States and Canada and also funds rheumatoid arthritis research on a national level. The Foundation’s third grant initiative supports programs helping Northeast Florida residents become more self-sufficient. Since 2002, The Sontag Foundation has presented over $35 million in grants. For additional information, go to

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. It is ranked #1 for gastroenterology and in the top 10 for all pediatric specialties - a distinction shared by only two other pediatric hospitals in the United States. Cincinnati Children’s is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at

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