CBTF to Honor Pollack with Award

Ian PollackPittsburgh, April 21, 2016 -- Ian Pollack, MD, chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and A. Leland Albright Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, will receive the CBTF Award For Scientific Excellence from the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation at it’s 14th Annual Dream and Promise Gala, June 1, in New York.

Dr. Pollack has published more than 320 papers in refereed journals, numerous book chapters and invited papers, and has edited two books on childhood brain tumors. He is co-editor of the book Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery and an accompanying atlas Operative Techniques In Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is currently a principal investigator on numerous NIH grants focusing on novel therapies for brain tumors and evaluating molecular markers of tumor prognosis. Dr. Pollack has co-chaired the National Cancer Institute brain malignancy steering committee since 2010.

The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation was founded in 1988 to help improve the treatment, quality of life, and the long-term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for brain tumor diseases. The organization offers social work support services; an online community for parents, patients, and survivors; a family to family program; conferences; events; loss, grief, and bereavement programs; and, a young adult survivors network.

For more information on the gala and associated auction, please visit www.501auctions.com/cbtfgala or contact Jena Schneider at jschneider@cbtf.org or (212) 448-9072.