Since 2016 Sofia's Hope has awarded its grant to Dr, Steven Lipshultz, MD and his team.  Dr. Lipshultz is the world’s expert on pediatric cardio-oncology, who was the Chairman of Pediatrics at the University of Miami when Sofia was first diagnosed. Currently Dr. Lipshultz is a Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


Dr. Lipshultz' work has been instrumental in this area and has yielded positive results for thousands of children and their families around the world.  However, there is still a lot of work to be done.

In Dr. Lipshultz own words, “Sofia’s Hope, Inc.’s commitment of  $30,000 a year and in the future will truly accelerate our research in this area and would be exceptionally helpful in allowing us to continue this trail of discovery that hopefully will lead to even better outcomes.”

Our grant helps fund a Clinical Research Coordinator and, to date, has resulted in a total of seventy-eight (78) activities: two (2) grant approvals, one (1) scientific session, forty-eight (48) publications and twenty-six (26) presentations.  In addition, this year we committed to co-sponsoring the 1st International Pediatric Cardio-Oncology Conference with Cincinnati Children's Hospital, originally scheduled for October 23-24, 2020. Due to COVID-19, we recently made the decision to postpone the conference to 2021. New dates will be announced as soon as possible.

Sofia's Hope is proud of what our research grants have helped Dr. Lipshultz' team accomplish and continue to do in the world of pediatric cardio-oncology.  We strongly believe we are making a difference and fulfilling our mission of fighting childhood cancer with hope.

The following are some of the articles that have been published by Dr. Steven Lipshultz and his team.  Please click on each title below to read each article in its entirety:

To donate and help support our research objectives, please click Donate button below.

Focus of Our Research Grant

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