Alexander LaVake

Research Program Manager | MPH

Alexander was drawn to the public health field as a way to promote health and wellbeing within a framework of equity and social justice. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Temple University and his Master’s in Public Health from Portland State University. He most recently implemented grant-funded food access and health education programs for at-risk and homeless youth. In his role as Research Program Manager, he works to advance FARF’s research priorities, including managing the grant award process and assisting with scientific initiatives. Alexander is thrilled to join the passionate FARF team and bring to this new role his drive to advance the organization’s mission.

Last year he relocated to peaceful Eugene after a decade in Portland. Alexander is an enthusiastic photographer. He also enjoys reading, travel, and cooking. He spends his free time loving on Oregon’s abundance of farms, forests, and food.

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Breaking Ground in Cancer Research: Introducing the Fanconi Cancer Foundation-AACR NextGen Grant

That's why we're thrilled to announce the launch of the Fanconi Cancer Foundation-AACR NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research, a flagship funding opportunity in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

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Introducing the Fanconi Cancer Foundation: A New Era in FA Research & Impact

In 1989, Lynn and David Frohnmayer founded the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (FARF), determined and desperate to find a cure for their three daughters diagnosed with Fanconi anemia (FA). Since then, their vision has grown into a vibrant community of FA families, researchers, clinicians, donors, fundraisers, staff, and volunteers, all dedicated to improving outcomes for people with FA.

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2024 Research Updates

Research is the answer to one day making FA a treatable, manageable disease. Here, you'll discover the most recent strides in FA research and activities funded by FCF. Every quarter, we'll bring you updates on newly funded grants, ongoing projects, and significant milestones.

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