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Dr. Sunavala-Dossabhoy Turns $40,000 Idea Grant
into $47,000 LIFT2 Grant for Cancer Research

clientuploads/_photos/Kelli/Lift2 Doc.jpgFWCC and LSU Health Shreveport faculty researcher Gulshan Sunavala-Dossabhoy, BDS, MDS, MS, PhD, has been awarded $47,000 from the LIFT2 program, managed by the LSU Board of Supervisors.  Dr. Sunavala realized that cancer patients have difficulty taking medications because their treatments cause painful dry mouth.  Patients have difficulty eating and taking oral medications because of the pain in their mouths.  Also, many medications cause patients to produce less saliva, and less saliva can cause mouth sores.  Mouth sores can lead to infection and tooth decay.

Dr. Sunavala observed this problem and set out to find a solution.  Her original research on the salivary glands during radiation won a Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Idea Grant for $40,000.  The Idea Grant program's purpose is to award researchers funding during the initial phases of their research on a competitive basis.  The Idea Grant allows a researcher to further develop his idea and produce some preliminary findings. 

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FWCC Director of Research to Chair
2016 ACRP Global Conference for 2016 

clientuploads/_photos/Kelli/John for Web.pngJohn P. Rowell, RN, MSN, CCRC has been chosen as the Chair of the Association of Clinical Research Professional’s (ACRP) Global Conference Planning Committee that will plan the  Global Conference & Exhibition taking place April 16-19, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia.     

John is uniquely qualified to Chair this committee with over 25 years of clinical research project management.  John Has served on the Global Conference Planning Committee for the last 2 years chairing several sub-committees.  He has also presented at the ACRP conference over 25 times and holds the conference record of presenting his “Tools” workshop for the last 14 years in a row at the annual conference. 

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