Kirsten Baker is the Managing Director at PRISM. Kirsten manages PRISM's largest commercial account and promotes the development of other internal hires.  She recruits, hires, trains and mentors new Recruiting and Sales team members and work with referral networks, continuing to launch careers in creative, technical, niche, executive and other in-demand skill areas. Contributes to employer branding, strategy and brainstorm sessions.

Eva B. Perdahl Wallace, MD, hematology and Oncology, Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill, is a practicing Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist in Washington, DC.  Dr. Perdahl-Wallace graduated from Umea University in 1981 and has been in practice for 34 years. She completed a residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Perdahl-Wallace also specializes in Pediatrics. She previously practiced at Children's National Medical Center Surgery and an affiliation with Children's Hospital of The King's Daughter and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Dr. Cheng-Ying Ho, Assistant Professor of Pathology at University of Maryland School of Medicine, has a research focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying the development and regeneration of cutaneous mechanosensory neurons.

Dr. Charles Eberhart, professor of pathology and oncology is an associate professor of ophthalmology, at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research interests primarily focus on molecular genetics and treatment of medulloblastoma, glioblastoma, uveal melanoma and other tumors of the brain and eye. Dr. Eberhart serves as director of the Divisions of Neuropathology and Ophthalmic Pathology.

The Neurotransmitter is a semi-annual newsletter published by The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.

In this issue:

2016 Grants

2016 Superheroes 5K & Kids' Fun Run

Special Thanks and Remembrances

Research Summaries

...and more!

Dear Researchers,

It is our pleasure to announce the 2017 grant application process. This year, our application is now available for online submission and may be found at the following link:

Grant applications must be submitted electronically using the online system: The deadline date is Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:00 PM. Extensions will not be permitted under any circumstance and applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

If you have questions regarding the CBTF Research Grants, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We encourage you to apply and appreciate all of the dedication given by the research community to find a cure for childhood brain tumors.

The Board and Advisory of The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation

The 17th International Symposium on Pediatric Oncology was held in Liverpool, ENGLAND, June 12-15.  The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation was pleased to be a Silver Sponsor of the comprehensive meeting, sponsoring a couple of sessions.  The event had a record turnout.  The summer newsletter will feature a session from Family Day, held on June 11 and will include additional updates from the ISPNO general meeting in our fall newsletter edition.

Please visit the CBTF Superheroes event page. CBTF SUPERHEROES 5K on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Meadowbrook Park, Candy Cane City, Chevy Chase.

Gather your friends and create a 5K team to run with us and help fund vital research initiatives.

Sponsoring or creating a team enables CBTF to fund important research to help treat and cure childhood brain tumors, as well as support patients and their

families through resources like this site. Invite your friends and family to join your team in reaching for the cure. Tshirts are guaranteed through October 2nd. Extras will be available as long as supply lasts.

Thanks so much, hope to see you in October!


Join us for the 22nd annual Casino Gala at luxurious Manor Country Club in Rockville, MD on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Help us raise funds to support our fight against childhood brain tumors! This annual event is held in honor of all the children who have fought against this devastating disease. The supporters, renown advisory, and countless volunteers that have embraced our mission to fund research in hope of cures and improved quality of life for children affected have helped us succeed in funding excellent research programs over the past twenty-two years.

Casino Games • Silent Auction • Buffet Dinner • Live Band and Dancing

Support for this fund-raising event, by attending, sponsoring, or donating will benefit patients and our funding initiatives for research programs. Years of dedicated efforts have been voluntarily and freely given to sustain the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation and its mission.Tickets may be purchased via Give Direct, secure online donation. Include names of attendees and ticket amount per person in the message box. The gala is an action-packed event with many activities:

  • Buffet Dinner
  • Casino Games
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Music and Dancing
  • Open-Bar
  • Special recognition     Ticket (per person):  Regular - $100;  Patron - $145;  Sponsor  - $250 or above. Children are welcome at a reduced cost.  If you have special dietary needs, please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Save the Date:

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Hours: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Manor Country Club, Rockville, Maryland
Activities: Games, buffet dinner, live music, open bar, terrific silent auction!

The casino is managed by our expert blackjack dealers and pit boss craps to make the games exciting.  We look forward to seeing our supporters in November.   This year many local research will be honored. If you know of potential sponsors please have them e-mail the Foundation:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Thanks to Our Sponsors