Family Adjustment and Coping:  Models & Challenges

Lisa Jacobson, Ph.D., CN, ABPP
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Tackling school challenges in survivors of pediatric brain tumors:  Learning tools and strategies for the 21st century

Kristina Hardy, M.D.
Children’s National Health System

Childhood Brain Tumors: Challenges Ahead

Roger J. Packer, M.D. (Morning Keynote Speaker)
Senior Vice-President Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Brain Tumor Institute, Director, Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute
Children’s National Health System


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

In this issue:

2016 Casino Gala

Board of Directors

Spring 2017 Events

...and more!

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:  Pediatric Brain Tumor Grant ($30,000 per year for up to two-years) or Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma ($45,000 one-year)

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

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