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Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

Summary
The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research (the "JCC"), established in 1937, awards the "Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship" for research in the medical and related sciences bearing on cancer. History The Fund was founded on June 11, 1937, by Starling Winston Childs and Alice S. Childs, in memory of Jane Coffin Childs. Its funds have been on the order of $3 million. Description Currently, the Foundation awards 20 to 30 fellowships per year. The fellowship is regarded as one of the most prestigious fellowships in the US, and postdoctoral candidates are awarded with a three-year support. The researchers and the research labs where the fellows conduct their projects have made major scientific contributions in areas such as the advancement of understanding the human genome, and the application of genetic approaches to understanding pathway regulation, and stem cell activation. There are nearly two dozen individuals associated with the Fund—as gr
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