Seynnaeve Receives SPORE Award

Pitt Pediatrics congratulates Brittani Seynnaeve, MD, MS, for her Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program Specialized Program of Research Excellence (MSCP SPORE) Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Award. Seynnaeve’s award was given for her research titled Defining the Telomere Length-Promoting Mutational Landscape and Associated Clinical Features of Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Melanoma.

The goal of this career enhancement program award is to provide support to advance disease classification and prognostication for pediatric and adolescent/young adult melanoma through multidisciplinary collaboration at the University of Pittsburgh with Jonathan Alder, PhD, combining his expertise in telomere biology with Seynnaeve’s clinical expertise in pediatric melanoma. This project utilizes resources from the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program SPORE Biospecimen Core and UPMC Pediatric Melanoma Program.