Purdue's Oncological Sciences Center and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center will share a five-year, million grant from the Walther Cancer Foundation to exchange medical fellows, engineers and scientists for advancing cancer research.

The Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program will be launched through the IU-Purdue Cancer Care Engineering project to create opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to train in clinics and for medical fellows to work in Purdue laboratories as interdisciplinary cancer research teams.

Purdue and IU each will invest an additional 0,000 in the project. Project leaders at Purdue are Julie Nagel, managing director of the Oncological Sciences Center; Joe Pekny, interim head of industrial engineering and chemical engineering professor; and Marietta Harrison, associate vice president for research. Purdue’s project partners include the colleges of Science and Engineering, the Purdue Center for Cancer Research, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Patrick Loehrer Sr., the Kenneth Wiseman Professor of Medicine and interim director of the IU Simon Cancer Center, is leading IU’s efforts in the partnership.

**NOTE** This is a snapshot from The Cancer Letter - Volume 36, Number 4, page 7 that was issued on February 5, 2010.  To see this Cancer Letter in full, click here.