Division of Gynecologic Pathology

Making A Financial Donation

Support Reproductive Organ Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins

While we have undertaken great efforts to advance our understanding of diseases of the female reproductive organs, we have more leads than we have resources to pursue them. Financial support is needed to continue these efforts, and although most of the support for medical research comes from the federal government via the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it is private philanthropy that can provide the margin of excellence to a research enterprise. Private funds are flexible and can be deployed quickly to take advantage of new ideas and new people. Private funds also can form a constant base for faculty support upon which grant support can be superimposed. These funds are particularly needed to support research on diseases of the female reproductive organs.

Financial donations are wonderful ways to honor a loved one. Donations also support pilot projects, the purchase of materials for cutting edge technology, and research by our resident and fellow trainees. Each donation helps us explore new avenues of research, and each is a poignant reminder of the human cost of these diseases. Importantly, this private giving has provided us with the opportunity to make real advances in our understanding of diseases of the female reproductive organs, and it has given critical support to our young investigators.

Those of you wishing to support female reproductive organ research at Johns Hopkins may do so by sending your tax-deductible contribution made payable to "The Johns Hopkins University" and send to:

Female Reproductive Organ Research—Dr. Robert Kurman
c/o Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 424
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417

We do not use the donations to support fundraising or other administrative efforts. Instead, each donation supports female reproductive organ research. If you have any other questions about how you can help support gynecologic pathology research, do not hesitate to give us a call: 443-287-4996.

Please see the links below which list some examples of the different types of diseases of the female reproductive organs for which we are actively doing research:

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease