Children’s Hospital awarded $250,000 research grant from Hyundai

Dr. Barbara Miller’s research to combat pediatric cancer has received a $250,000 grant. The Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital researcher was presented with a grant by Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Hershey-area Hyundai dealers. The funds will support Miller’s work to enhance sensitivity of cancer therapeutics for neuroblastoma and other pediatric cancers.

The Children’s Hospital was awarded one of 41 nationwide grants totaling $10.25 million. Since 2011, Penn State Hershey has received $685,000 from Hope On Wheels.

“This grant will fund important research into therapeutics for neuroblastoma and other pediatric cancers,” Miller said. “We’re thankful for Hyundai’s continued support of our research efforts.”

The grant was presented to Miller during a Hope On Wheels handprint ceremony at the Children’s Hospital. During the event, Hershey-area children battling cancer placed their handprints dipped in colorful paint on a white 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

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Last Updated October 05, 2013