KUALA LUMPUR, The Mary Kay Ash Foundation, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), are celebrating five years of collaborative success on the International Postdoctoral Scholars in Cancer Research Fellowship programme.

Hosted at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the fellowship is a two-year postdoctoral programme sponsored by the Mary Kay Ash Foundation.

Established in 2019, the programme set out to recruit exemplary international researchers in their respective fields, provide them with invaluable experience, mentorship, and a return grant to continue their pursuits in their home country, bringing their knowledge and experience gained with them.

To date, the programme has successfully recruited 13 highly accomplished postdoctoral researchers from Brazil, China, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Spain and Portugal, in which all have made impactful contributions to notable research publications.

“Our partnership continues to bring pivotal innovations to the cancer research frontlines by removing barriers and encouraging information sharing across borders and the world.

“These findings will be shared on a global level and impact women in every corner of the world,” said Mary Kay Ash Foundation Board of Directors President, Michael Lunceford in a statement.

The programme has consistently attracted and recruited exceptional candidates, ensuring the participation of highly qualified individuals from diverse geographic areas, under the expert guidance of Dr Jerry Shay, Professor of Cell Biology and The Southland Financial Corporation Distinguished Chair in Geriatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

In the most recent recruitment efforts, two outstanding scholars were recruited to the programme namely Debora Andrade Silva from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and Quan Wang from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency