Research Applications and Awards

The NJCCR accepts applications for cancer research fellowships each October. Awards are announced the following January.

The Bridge Award Program is designed to enhance cancer‐related research at New Jersey institutions by providing funding to promising and productive investigators who anticipate a short‐term interruption in funding for research projects focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

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Contact NJCCR

New Jersey Department of Health
Community Health and Wellness Unit
NJ Commission on Cancer Research
PO Box 364
50 E. State Street, 6th Floor
PO Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364

Phone: 609-292-2204
Fax: 609-984-3346


Overnight Mail:
New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research
50 East State Street, 6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research

The New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) promotes significant and original research in New Jersey into the causes, prevention, treatment and palliation of cancer and serves as a resource to providers and consumers of cancer services.

Commission Members

Kenneth R. Adler, M.D. (Chair)
Summit Medical Group, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kathleen Scotto, Ph.D. (Vice-Chair)
Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences

Anna Skalka, Ph.D. (Chair Emeritus)
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Jonathan Yavelow, Ph.D.
Rider University

Wendy Budin, Ph.D., RN-BC, FAAN
Rutgers School of Nursing

Generosa Grana, M.D., F.A.C.P.
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Shawna Hudson, Ph.D.
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Li Li, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Brian Pachkowski, Ph.D.
NJ Department of Environmental Protection

Karen Pawlish, Sc.D.
New Jersey Department of Health, Ex Officio

Last Reviewed: 8/16/2019