The ASCO Foundation International Innovation Grant Award 2022

International Innovation Grant

American Society of Clinical Oncology The ASCO Foundation International Innovation Grant Award 2022

Another Honor for Snehita Women’s Health Foundation

Prof. Dr. Regi Jose Medical Director of Snehita Women’s Health Foundation wins another prestigious grant award ; The International Innovation Grant 2022 for the research titled, “Validation of the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool made for Indian Women using Large Cohort Data.”

Snehita Women’s Health Foundation is being selected to receive a 2022 Conquer Cancer International Innovation Grant in the amount of $20,000. The grant period commences April 1, 2022 and concludes March 31, 2023.

International Innovation Grants

The International Innovation Grant (IIG) provides research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries. It is intended to support proposals that have the potential to reduce the cancer burden in local communities, while also being potentially transferable to other low- or middle-income settings. This year five researchers across the globe have been awarded IIG.

Snehita Women’s Health Foundation was the implementation partner of prestigious NIH grant award on mHealth in collaboration with RTI International which was named as MOncoEd a mobile application was developed and used to train primary care physicians on early detection of Breast Cervix and Oral Cancers.(2016-2019) U.S. National Institutes of Health (R21CA224387)

Prof. Dr. Regi Jose

Professor of Community Medicine and Consultant in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health at Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, India; with 19 years of experience in medical teaching. She is a mentor to PhD students affiliated with the Kerala University of Health Sciences. Dr. Jose has experience in community-based intervention projects, health systems research, and bioethics with a special interest in cancer epidemiology. She is the founder and medical director of a non-for-profit organization, Snehita Women’s Health Foundation, that is dedicated to the promotion of women’s wellness, especially early detection of cancer. She has developed a breast cancer risk assessment tool, for Indian women (Snehita breast cancer risk calculator). She was the India implementation lead for the NIH m-health project M-OncoEd, which developed a mobile application for training primary care physicians in Kerala, India. Her area of expertise is early detection of breast cancer through clinical breast examination. She has examined more than 20,000 women and trained numerous community volunteers to do clinical breast examination.

[Dharma Ram Poonia, MS, DNB, MBBS , Francine Nicole Epse Kouya, MD, Venkatraman Radhakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MSc, DM, Asima Mukhopadhyay, MBBS, MD, MSc, PhD, Regi Jose, MD, DNB, MPhil]

  • Dear Dr. Regi & Snehita Team, I am delighted about your organization "Snehita Women's Health Foundation" and its activities for improving the health and well being of women. I congratulate you for offering free service to all women. Cancer screening is not very popular in Kerala and this initiative has the potential to popularize cancer screening in Kerala and reduce the burden from cancer. I wish you success in all future endeavors. Thanking You,

    Dr. Thomas Mathew,MD, DPH, MBA .
    PRINCIPAL State Convenor, Deceased Donor Organ Transplant Program, Kerala
  • Dear Dr. Reji Jose, would like to convey my deep appreciation to you and your team for the yeoman services offered by your organization by-conducting the Clinical Breast Screening Camp on 21/01/2016 for 70 staff of SCTIMST.
    I would like to thank you for your personal effort in conducting the programme. We, at SCTIMST, look forward to associating with you in future also. With regards Sincerely yours,

    Prof. Asha Kishore MD, DM
    DIRECTOR Sree Chitratirunal Institute For Medical Sciences And Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • SNEHITA WOMEN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION is a charitable trust which focuses on health issues of women. Snehita team led by Dr.Regi Jose conducted a Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening Camp at Kollam on the 23rd of August 2016, facilitated by us (PENVEEDU Girls Hostel). We have received very good feedbacks on Doctor Regi Jose's dedication from the public. Especially on the simple way of communication,way of interaction with the public and the required time spent with each attendees etc. This shows Doctor's sincerity and dedication. Some of the attendees shared their experience of attending similar Camps but haven't noticed such dedication from the Doctor's side which made this Camp different. Dr. Regi Jose's dedication has been widely appreciated and acknowleged and we, PENVEEDU managment hereby say big THANKS to the Doctor on behalf of the public who attended the Camp on 23rd August at Kollam. Wishing all the success to Team SNEHITA.

    PENVEEDU Managment