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Bonnie Hunt, Melina Kanakaredes and Dr. Ruth Westheimer Lend Their Support to Children's Brain Tumor Foundation Benefit
Date:5/13/2009

Rutgers University, and was awarded the Annual Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2007 and The Hall of Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008. Dr. Barer has received the 2006 Winthrop-Sears Medal from the Chemists Club and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the 2006 Corporate Leadership Award from The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Star Award of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the 2005 Emerald Entrepreneurial and Excellence Award, the Albert Einstein Award in Life Sciences from Global Capital Associates and the Jerusalem Fund/Israel, the Insight Award from The Billy Foundation, and the DART/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award in Applied Biotechnology.

In 2008, he was granted the Lifetime Master Entrepreneur Award by Ernst & Young, and was given the first Dr. Sol J. Barer Award for Vision, Innovation and Leadership from BioNJ. More recently, Dr. Barer received the Odyssey Award for Leadership in Translational Medicine from the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Receiving this year's Pioneer Award for Pediatric Neuro-Oncology was Stewart Goldman, M.D. Dr. Goldman is the Medical Director of Neuro-Oncology and Gus Foundation Chair of Neuro-Oncology at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago. He is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldman serves as a director of the hospital's Falk Brain Tumor Center, one of the world's leading centers for pediatric brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. He is highly involved in clinical research aimed at developing new treatments for patients with brain tumors that could profoundly improve clinical care and subsequently increase survival rates for these patients. He has described his guiding philosophy as the treatment of children, not just their tumors.

Dr. Goldman is also a member of the Children's Oncology Group CNS disease committee and is the Children's Memorial principal investig
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