The Lynn Sage Foundation
The recruitment of talented new faculty is an enduring priority for every dynamic research enterprise. To generate vitality, institutions must attract both faculty on the threshold of their careers needing essential startup funds, as well as established investigators who require funds to expand their existing programs.
In partnership with the Lurie Cancer Center, the Lynn Sage Foundation created The Lynn Sage Scholars Program in 2004 to recruit and retain the most talented scientists in breast cancer research.
Dai Horiuchi, PhD, assistant professor of Pharmacology, and Marc Mendillo, PhD, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, have been chosen as Lurie Cancer Center’s 2017 Lynn Sage Scholars. The scholars engage in cellular, molecular and genetic research to unlock the mystery of breast cancer.
The Lynn Sage Foundation was established by Yale Sage and his daughters, Halee and Laura, in memory of their wife and mother. The Foundation was conceived to respond to high-priority breast cancer research, recruitment, and retention needs at the Lurie Cancer Center, and is committed to the discovery of a cure.
"Our lives were profoundly changed the day our mom and wife Lynn Sage was diagnosed with breast cancer. To memorialize her name and to end a disease that impacts countless families just like our own, we created the Lynn Sage Foundation. By partnering with the researchers at the Lurie Cancer Center, we believe we are helping to create something invaluable in the struggle against this disease: hope."
- Laura, Halee, and Yale Sage