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February 2013 Issue

Leah Menshouse Springer

Summer Program Renamed in Honor of Leah Menshouse Springer

The Summer Opportunities Program at the Siteman Cancer Center has been renamed in honor of former employee Leah Menshouse Springer.

Springer started with Siteman on Aug. 6, 2007, and served as clinical trials regulatory manager until Feb. 12, 2010. She passed away July 8 in Buffalo, N.Y. She was married to Brian Springer, who formerly served as executive director of business and research administration at Siteman. Leah Menshouse Springer also was a cancer survivor.

The Leah Menshouse Springer Summer Student Program provides opportunities for undergraduate, premedical and medical students enrolled at Washington University or other accredited universities to work on cancer research projects during the summer. Opportunities include basic laboratory research, clinical research, prevention and control research, and population research.

Applicants selected for this year's program will receive a $3,500 stipend for a 10-week period from May 28 through Aug. 2. Approximately 12 students will be selected.

For more information about the program, click here.