Prouty Pilot Projects
Allocation of Friends contributions is determined through peer review by the Cancer Center leadership through its Executive Committee and its Cancer Research Committee.
One of the most important mechanisms to enrich research at the Cancer Center is Prouty Pilot Projects. These awards are given to creative investigators with new ideas, allowing them time and resources to test those ideas. A Prouty award enables the investigator to develop data that will become the basis for competitive research applications for federal or other national funding to support his or her research.
Prouty Funds Making a Difference
At the Friends Annual Fall Receptions, researchers who have received Prouty pilot project funding talk about the research the Prouty funds have supported. These Prouty funds helped make larger federal grants possible, furthering their research.
"Fighting Cancer Tooth and Nail"
At the 2011 Friends Annual Fall Reception, Harold Swartz, MD, PhD, and Ann Flood, PhD, presented "Fighting Cancer Tooth and Nail." The video begins with welcomes from Mark Israel, MD, Director of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and Dan Jantzen, Chief Operating Officer of Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
"Achilles Heel of Cancer"