News & Events

May 18, 2013

Dr. Goutham Narla Discovers a Novel Drug Combination to Treat Advanced Lung Cancer

Dr. Goutham Narla and his team have found that by using a combination of two FDA approved drugs – Erlotinib and Trifluoperazine – a process that is causing lung tumor cells to die can be initiated. A team of researchers led by Dr. Goutham Narla at Case Western Reserve University […]
April 19, 2013

Blake Smith has done extraordinary cancer research: 1 of the 26 Most Impressive Students At Yale Right Now

Class of 2016 Blake Smith has worked in cell biology labs since he was 16, first at Mount Sinai  School of Medicine and now at Yale Medical School. As a high school junior, he won first place in the category of Cellular and  Molecular Biology at the Intel International Science […]
March 13, 2013

YSF Inaugural Benefit Dinner a Smashing Success!!

Five of New York’s top chefs and 110 generous guests enjoyed one outstanding evening together at North End Grill in Battery Park City on March 11. YSF’s inaugural benefit dinner raised over $70,000 to support the mission of providing mentorship and lab experience to young investigators researching new ways to […]
March 13, 2013

A Laboratory Grows Young Scientists

OSSINING, N.Y. — During lunch hour, the hallways of Ossining High School have a kind of barely contained chaos. Whistles bleed from the gym, students squeeze every last minute of freedom before they’re due back in class. Even the library, where Dan McQuaid sat with two of his science teachers […]
March 11, 2013

The Young Scientist Foundation 1st Annual New York Gala – March 11, 2013

The Young Scientist Foundation 1st Annual Gala was held at North End Grill restaurant on March 11, 2013. Thank you to our Chefs: Floyd Cardoz – North End Grill Seamus Mullen – Tertulia Jonathan Waxman – Barbuto Nick Anderer – Maialino Alexandra Ray – North End Grill. Gala Recap: Five […]
February 15, 2013

Ossining’s Intel Finalist Looks to Impact Cancer Research

 OssiningHigh 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 field of science research,” the 17-year-old shared. That was three years ago and now McQuaid, a senior, […]
January 29, 2013

Student stands 3rd in Siemens Science Team Competition

Vickram Gidwani, a junior at Horace Mann High School in the Bronx, N.Y., along with Blake Smith, a senior at Oceanside High School in Oceanside, N.Y., won the third prize for their biochemistry project in the team competition at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. They will split […]
January 29, 2013

Student Gets National Award For Lung Cancer Research

NEW YORK – Although the research was complex, the goal for one Long Island teenager was simple – to help treat patients with lung cancer. Seventeen-year-old Blake Smith, an Oceanside High School senior, received $15,000 in scholarship money and high honors after Smith, along with his teammate, came in fourth place […]
January 29, 2013

Ossining Teen Selected For National Science Competition

OSSINING, N.Y. – Ossining High School senior Daniel McQuaid lost a cousin to cancer several years ago. This weekend, the 17-year-old is hoping his scientific research on a compound that fights cancer will garner him national attention at a regional science research competition at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Daniel […]
January 29, 2013

First Harrington Distinguished Scholar brings breast cancer research to Cleveland

  CLEVELAND, Ohio — Last spring, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University recruited a physician-scientist whose key discoveries — made while in medical school — of a gene that suppresses cancerous tumors first put him on the scientific map more than a dozen years ago. A […]