Since 2007, the Heroes Foundation has funded the Susan J. Patrick Clinical Fellowship to endow a Clinical Fellowship at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. The fund was later modified and re-named the SJP Heroes Cancer Research Fund to better represent the Heroes Foundation’s interest in providing support to a clinical or research fellow or research project. Income from this endowment supports research in the Division of Hematology/Oncology within the Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).
The Heroes Foundation has named Dr. Nawal Kassem, MD, its latest SJP Heroes Cancer Research Fund Fellow. The Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine will receive $14,000 annually from 2023 to 2025 to study hereditary cancer through cascade testing.