Dr. Raymond E. Meyn, Jr., was a 49-year cancer researcher and professor in Experimental Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson known on campus for his generosity, humor and commitment to mentoring peers and students. And so it was only fitting that his wife Anne, children Bill and Kathy, and many of Dr. Meyn’s friends honored his memory through the creation of an endowment in his name after he passed. Family and friends established the Ray Meyn Scholarship for Cancer Research, which benefits students at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences undertaking cancer research with a focus on DNA damage.
Jiexi Li received the Meyn Scholarship. Here is her story in her own words:
“As a Ph.D. student in the Cancer Biology Program, my research interest is in the mechanisms of cancer metastasis. I'm interested in cancer not only because it is the most deadly disease, but it also affected the people I love the most — my grandparents and my mother had cancer.
Recently, I became a new mom. The birth of my baby blessed our family. This generous award will help me overcome the financial obstacles brought by my mom's disease as well as the new addition to our family. But most importantly, receiving this prestigious scholarship encouraged me to keep up my hard work and achieve my goals.
Words can never be enough to express my gratitude for this generous scholarship. With the spirit of Dr. Meyn in pursuing the ultimate understanding of the molecular basis of cancer, I will make my best efforts to gain more profound knowledge in cancers to ultimately help patients.”
You can help talented undergraduate and graduate students become the next generation of great cancer researchers.
Establish a scholarship for a minimum of $25,000.
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