August 6, 2019

Kareem King – Brush High School valedictorian accepted to 20 colleges, receives scholarship to Harvard

Young Scientist Foundation alum, Kareem King, who worked in the DiFeo Lab at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio has been accepted to Harvard University on a full academic scholarship. Kareem was valedictorian of his school with a 4.6 grade point average, played violin for the school’s orchestra, is […]
August 6, 2019

Ava Thomas – Gilmour Academy Catalyst Publication Award

Young Scientist Foundation alum, Ava Thomas, receives the Gilmour Academy Catalyst Publication Award for her paper Direct Aactivation Of PP2A For The Treatment Of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor–Resistent Lung Adenocarcinoma To read the full paper click here.
June 30, 2017

YSF Students and Board Member Goutham Narla Discover Prototype for Lung Cancer Tumors

Researchers found that lung cancer tumors were prevented from developing in mice using a novel small molecule that directly activates a tumor suppressor protein, according to an article published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Cells are constantly turning proteins on and off via molecular switches, phosphate molecules, that have become common drug […]
March 3, 2017

Q&A with Analisa DiFeo, PhD, and Goutham Narla, MD, PhD

Teaching, learning, and improving medical care for cancer patients have motivated Analisa DiFeo, PhD, and Goutham Narla, MD, PhD, for their entire careers. The husband-wife-team are forging a trail of discovery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Narla is a both a clinician oncologist and an expert in […]
December 12, 2016

Glen de Vries featured on podcast Human Proof of Concept

Glen de Vries, co-founder of Medidata Solutions and Vice Chair of The Young Scientist Foundation, was featured on the podcast show Human Proof of Concept. Glen originally started Medidata in 1999 in his 5th floor walkup and today the company serves nearly 3 million patients through their clinical cloud platform. […]
December 2, 2016

Analisa DiFeo served as Sparks Speaker at the Annual Conference for Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) at St. Louis

Analisa DiFeo, Vice President of the Young Scientist Foundation and Norma C. and Albert I. Geller Professor of Ovarian Cancer Research the Division of General Medical Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, served as a Sparks Speaker at the Annual Conference for Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) at St. Louis. Dr. […]
August 15, 2016

Save the Date: Dancing with the Docs

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, doctors from University Hospitals once again will put on their dancing shoes and compete for top honors at this year’s Dancing with the Docs, a benefit supporting the University Hospitals Auxiliary. Six UH physicians have been practicing and polishing their dancing skills with instructors from […]
March 25, 2016

Young Scientist Daniel Ma Wins 2nd Place and the Outstanding Project Award from Cleveland Clinic

Within just a few months of becoming a Young Scientist, Daniel Ma has presented his work at the NEO Science and Engineering Fair and won 2nd Place as well as the Outstanding Project Award from Cleveland Clinic! Most importantly, he has gained confidence and found something that he is truly […]
March 16, 2016

The Young Scientist Foundation Rings the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

The Young Scientist Foundation, a not-for-profit organization providing mentorship and career-building opportunities for students with a passion for science, and Medidata (Nasdaq: MDSO), the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Glen […]
December 22, 2015

Ossining’s Intel Finalist Looks to Impact Cancer Research

The first ever Intel finalist for Ossining HS, Daniel McQuaid, is studying a cancer-supressing protein. Ossining High School’s Daniel McQuaid has turned a devastating experience into a positive contribution. “In my freshman year of high school, my cousin died of lung cancer, so that kind of sparked my interest in the […]