2014 Research Scholar Award - Application AvailableThe 2014 JMNMF Research Scholar Award applications are now available. The JMNMF established this prestigious grant funding in 2006, to give recognition and support to outstanding graduate students actively involved in melanoma research. We want to encourage the best and brightest of our young scientists to make melanoma research the focus of their academic training and, hopefully, long-term career path. We look forward to receiving applications and genuinely hope we can work collaboratively to advance efforts in finding effective treatments and a cure for melanoma. Click 2014 RSA Application to download, complete and submit by the December 2, 2013 deadline.
JMNMF Awards $100,000 in Research ScholarshipsJMNMF awarded ten $10,000, nationally competitive, Research Scholar Awards to exceptional graduate student researchers at leading cancer centers an 11% increase in 2013, to significantly enhance advancements in the melanoma cancer field and encourage a larger number of students into this professional career path. Since 2006, 146 young researchers representing 47 prominent cancer centers have distinctively participated - read full press release
JMNMF Elects New LeadershipJMNMF announces the retirement of Robert E. Nicolay, Founder and Chairman, as new officers were elected to serve at the Foundations annual January business meeting - read full press release
Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation & Patient Resource LLC Publish Melanoma GuideThe Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation (JMNMF) and Patient Resource LLC, release the 1st in nation, Patient Resource Cancer Guide: Melanoma, available as a free 24-pg. comprehensive guide for newly diagnosed and advanced melanoma patients and their caregivers, to be distributed across the U.S. through physicians, medical centers, oncology nurses, social workers, patient groups and by the two advocacy organizations directly. More than a million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, making it the most common cancer in the U.S .- read full press release.
6th Annual Win-The-Fight SavageMan Triathlon FestivalThe success of the TRI-TO-WIN-THE-FIGHT against melanoma events are measured in a multitude of positive dimensions, whether as an athlete, family member, sponsor, Champion fundraiser, or donors and supporters. And, while the satisfaction of testing ones endurance and skill to simply finish a race or be a competitive spirit hoping to earn victory recognition, are important parts of these events success is really measured, in the countless sun-safe learning opportunities that take seed, the healthy lifestyles that are embraced and the lives that are saved! The SavageMan Triathlon Festival slated for Sept. 15-16 and drawing athletes from 34 states is an tremendous example of these charity fundraising initiatives see full press release here.
WBAL-TV Airs JMNMF PSA and Live Interviews:Baltimores WBAL-TV conducted a recent in-studio interview with JMNMF President Greg Safko and dermatologist Dr. Juris Germanas during the Medical Watch portion of WBAL news programming. This broadcast featured information on the Foundations new PSA, sun-safe practices and how to detect skin cancer, particularly melanoma the most lethal type. See 4-minute broadcast - here
Our mission is to promote prevention, early detection and research to end melanoma.
- Preserving and enhancing our resources;
- Building relationships;
- Providing information that can be trusted;
- Advocating with integrity.
The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation will focus
on three (3) key objectives:
- Promote awareness and an understanding of the seriousness of melanoma.
- Support funding for research to ultimately find a cure for melanoma.
- Educate the general public on prevention and detection of melanoma.