Hyundai Hope on Wheels awards $250,000 research grant to Penn State Children's Hospital
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Hershey-area Hyundai dealers recently presented Penn State Children's Hospital and Four Diamonds researcher Dr. Sinisa Dovat with a $250,000 Scholar Grant to help drive the discovery of new and improved treatments and cures for childhood cancer. The Children's Hospital was one of 34 recipients across the country selected by a rigorous scientific review panel to receive this highly competitive Hyundai Scholar Grant.
The $250,000 Scholar Grant was presented during a handprint ceremony that honored children in treatment for pediatric cancer by including their handprints on a white canvas.
“On behalf of Penn State Children's Hospital and Four Diamonds, thank you to Hyundai Hope on Wheels for your continued support of our work to conquer childhood cancer,” said Dovat, associate professor of pediatrics and pharmacology and molecular biology at Penn State Children's Hospital. “This award, especially in today’s funding climate, will help us move toward our goal of developing more effective and less toxic therapies for pediatric cancers.”
“Our mission at Hyundai Hope On Wheels is clear: End childhood cancer,” said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “These individual awards to hospitals and researchers across the country are pivotal to ending this terrible disease. Although there is a lot more work to be done, the innovation that comes from this life-saving research will ultimately help us find a cure. To all the kids and families on their childhood cancer journey, you are not alone and we remain committed to this important cause.”
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