Meet the 2020 Lymphoma Clinical Mentoring Program Scholars

From left: Pamela Allen, MD (LCRMP Scholar); Abi Vijenthira, MD (LCRMP Scholar); Boyu Hu, MD (LCRMP Scholar); Kerry Savage, MD (LCRMP Co-chair and SAB member); Rapheal Eric Steiner, MD (LCRMP Scholar); Brian Link, MD (LCRMP Co-chair and SAB member); Christopher Strouse, MD (LCRMP Scholar); Jamie Flerlage, MD (LCRMP Scholar); and Christina Lee, MD (LCRMP Scholar)


The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program (LCRMP) is a first-of-its-kind education and mentoring program for junior scientists who wish to focus on lymphoma clinical research.

The primary goal of the LCRMP is to retain its talented participants — called LRF Scholars — in the field of lymphoma by providing mentoring and education programming and fostering research collaboration among expert faculty and the grantees. With a 100 percent retention rate in the first five years of its existence, the LCRMP has proven to be an invaluable resource for the next generation of lymphoma clinical researchers.

The new class of LRF Scholars is pursuing research projects covering a diverse range of lymphoma subtypes.

Led by LCRMP Co-chairs and LRF Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) members Brian Link, MD (The University of Iowa) and Kerry Savage, MD (BC Cancer, Vancouver), the new class of LRF Scholars is pursuing research projects covering a diverse range of lymphoma subtypes including new treatment paradigms for rare diseases like cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL), and more common subtypes like follicular lymphoma (FL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

The 2020 LCRMP class includes LRF’s inaugural Stephanie A. Gregory MD, FACP, Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Jamie Flerlage. The Gregory Distinguished Scholar program was established to recognize one Scholar each year, beginning with the 2020 grant class, in honor of Dr. Gregory’s outstanding career in the fields of clinical research, patient care, and teaching, including as a past member of the LRF Scientific Advisory Board and faculty for the Foundation’s patient and professional education programs.



Emory University/Winship Cancer Institute
Research Study: Mogamulizumab and ECP for the Treatment of Sézary Syndrome and Mycosis Fungoides
Lymphoma Focus: T-cell lymphoma, mycosis fungicides, primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Sezary syndrome
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Inc.
Research Study: Global Trial for Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma
Lymphoma Focus: Adolescent and young adult lymphoma, pediatric lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, nodular lymphocyte predominat Hodgkin lymphoma. Stephanie A. Gregory MD, FACP, Distinguished Scholar.
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University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Institute
Research Study: Targeting DNA Damage Repair Mechanisms in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Lymphoma Focus: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, B-cell lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Research Study: Dual CDK4/6 and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy in Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Lymphoma Focus: B-cell lymphoma, indolent lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, follicular lymphoma
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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Research Study: Phase II Study BV and Nivolumab Alone and Combined with R-EPCH for Patients with Untreated PMBL
Lymphoma Focus: Aggressive lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma
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The University of Iowa
Research Study: Comparative Effectiveness Research Strategies Assessing Bendamustine Dosing in Follicular Lymphoma
Lymphoma Focus: Indolent lymphoma, B-cell lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, follicular lymphoma
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University Health Network
Research Study: The Impact of Frailty on Survival in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
Lymphoma Focus: Aggressive lymphoma, B-cell lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
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To learn more about the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s research programs, visit Applications for the expanded 2021 LCRMP will be accepted through Sept. 9, 2020. Visit to learn more.

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