History of Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund
To ensure that a multi-disciplinary approach to discovery in the field of prostate
cancer flourishes, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions has established The
Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund. This fund will
attract and support the best and brightest scientists throughout Johns Hopkins
to join in an effort to defeat the number one cancer in men.
Since its inception in 1915, the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins
has focused single-mindedly on the study of prostate cancer and the goal of
finding better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease. Over the past
20 years, progress in discovery has skyrocketed.
These discoveries have been made by basic scientists, urologists, medical and
radiation oncologists, and pathologists at Johns Hopkins working tirelessly
together. The secret to their success has been the interaction of individuals
with diverse backgrounds collaborating in a multi-disciplinary way using unique
skills to tackle the same enemy.
make certain that this multi-disciplinary effort continues and that new scientists
from other fields are drawn into endeavor, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
has established a Prostate Cancer Research Fund that has been named in honor
of Dr. Patrick C. Walsh, who served as Chairman of the Brady Urological Institute
for more than 30 years. The fund is designed to attract outstanding scientists
from the entire Johns Hopkins University who bring fresh thinking and new research
initiatives. Each year a request for applications will be distributed to all
scientists throughout Hopkins, soliciting their interest in applying for research
funding in the field of prostate cancer. These grants will be reviewed by a
scientific advisory board which will award funding to projects that hold the
The inaugural round of awards were given in the Spring of 2005. Click
here for more details and to submit your application.