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Chemistry Professor wins 2019 Brian D. Novis Senior Research Grant

Jetze Tepe, a Michigan State University Associate Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2019 Brian D. Novis Senior Research Grant from the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF). The IMF grants are awarded annually to promote research in all area of multiple myeloma in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer of plasma cells and manifests itself in the bone marrow. Even though limited treatment options are available, improved treatments are desperately needed. The $80,000 grant to the Tepe Lab will aid their research aimed at the discovery of new treatment options and strategies to combat inevitable disease relapse. The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) presented its 2019 Research Grant awards during the 59th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in December 2018 at San Diego, California, USA at a ceremony that included patients, their physicians and researchers.