Fellows

For nearly two decades, CURE has funded the training of pediatric oncology fellows at Emory University School of Medicine. Providing funding to further their education helps ensure that those future oncologists become clinicians and researchers we need in order to eradicate childhood cancer.

Dr. Rafi Kazi

Dr. Kazi earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and his MD at the University of Arkansas. While in his residency, he focused his research on the role of the protein HMGB1 in mixed lineage leukemia. As a fellow, he will continue his investigation into protein interactions in difficult to treat leukemias as well as perform basic and translational research in the lab of Dr. Daniel Wechsler.

“I am very grateful to CURE for generously funding my research years. Due to this funding, I can focus my efforts on my research goals and am freed of the burden of obtaining further support. My hope is that this will allow me to further our understanding and treatment of pediatric cancers.”

Dr. Rafi Kazi

Dr. Kazi earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and his MD at the University of Arkansas. While in his residency, he focused his research on the role of the protein HMGB1 in mixed lineage leukemia. As a fellow, he will continue his investigation into protein interactions in difficult to treat leukemias as well as perform basic and translational research in the lab of Dr. Daniel Wechsler.

“I am very grateful to CURE for generously funding my research years. Due to this funding, I can focus my efforts on my research goals and am freed of the burden of obtaining further support. My hope is that this will allow me to further our understanding and treatment of pediatric cancers.”

Dr. Jenny Shim

Sam Robb Fellow
Dr. Shim earned her MD at Albany Medical College in Upstate New York and her residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. She is currently focusing on basic and translational research in relapsed and high-risk neuroblastoma.

“I am grateful and honored to be supported by CURE for my research as a fellow which will allow me to pour all my energy into developing new cancer treatments for our children and families battling cancer.”

Dr. Jenny Shim

Sam Robb Fellow
Dr. Shim earned her MD at Albany Medical College in Upstate New York and her residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. She is currently focusing on basic and translational research in relapsed and high-risk neuroblastoma.

“I am grateful and honored to be supported by CURE for my research as a fellow which will allow me to pour all my energy into developing new cancer treatments for our children and families battling cancer.”

Past Fellows

Through the generous support of our donors, CURE Childhood Cancer has funded 19 research fellowships in the effort to fight pediatric cancer. Sixteen past CURE Fellows are now practicing medicine in top institutions around the country, treating patients and pursuing research for cures. Roll over an image below to see where they are now.

Becker Hewes, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Torque Therapeutics

Roland Chu, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Karen Wasilewski, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Mary Abraham, MD

Assistant Fellowship Program Director of Rheumatology, NYU Langone Health

Hal Crosswell, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, St. Francis Cancer Center, Greenville, SC

Keith August, MD, MS

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Director, Leukemia and Lymphoma Program, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

Tanya Watt, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern / Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Children’s Health, Dallas

Weston Miller, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, University of Minnesota  Medical Center

Nicole Schlesinger McKinney, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Memorial Hospital, Aurora, CO

Himalee Sabnis, MD, MSc

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Jennifer Andrews, MD, MSc

Clinical Assoc. Professor, Pediatrics – Hematology / Oncology, Stanford University Pediatric Hematologist / Oncologist, Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital

Haneen Yasin Abdella, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL

Ryan Summers, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

 

Jonathan Metts, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Johns Hopkins All-Children’s, St. Petersburg, FL

David Siegel, MD, MPH

Medical Officer, Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service/CDC

Jonathan Metts, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA