The SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award program encourages novel and innovative SWOG research by supporting early and conceptual stages of these projects.

Awards fund projects which may involve considerable scientific risk but may potentially lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models or applications. Proposals are reviewed twice annually. 

Fall 2017 Award Recipient:

Irene Tami-Maury

Irene Tami-Maury, DMD, MSc, DrPH
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
STOP, SWOG Tobacco Program for the Oncology Practice

Tami-Maury's Impact grant will convene researchers in the United States and Latin America to test the feasibility of an online training program for cancer care providers to deliver effective tobacco counseling in conjunction with treatment. The project hypothesizes that integrating brief tobacco cessation education will effectively change smoking behavior in patients, leading to improvements in survival time and overall quality of life.

Dr. Tami-Maury is a member of the SWOG Recruitment and Retention Committee, as well as the Prevention and Epidemiology Committee. She will be presenting at the SWOG Latin America Initiative (SLAI) meeting in Mexico City this month to share details of her work.

To learn more about the Impact Award program, see all Hope Foundation funding opportunities.