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City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes.

Compassion drives our innovation. Every discovery we make and new treatment we develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully.
 
Discover more ways you can help with this important mission to save lives.

Deliver Hope

Approximately 10.5 million Americans have cancer today and nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2007. Earlier detection and improved treatment have helped improve cancer survival rates for the second consecutive year, but there is still much work to be done.

 

That's where City of Hope comes in. Ranked as one of "America's Top Cancer Hospitals" by U.S.News & World Report, City of Hope is a new model cancer center, combining leading edge science with compassionate care.

 

We need your help to find a cure. Explore this site to learn more about City of Hope, hear about stars who are delivering hope and how you can help.

 

 


Stars Delivering Hope
 
Over the years, celebrities have lent their tremendous support to City of Hope. Check out their inspiring messages and stories to see how they're helping to deliver hope.
 
Sheryl Crow
Listen to a special message from Sheryl Crow.
Hear message >>
 
 
 
Gavin DeGraw
Listen to a special message from Gavin DeGraw.
Hear message >>
 
 
 
Miley Cyrus
See what Miley Cyrus is doing to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 
 
Celebrity Softball
See how country stars like
Carie Underwood and Vince Gill
deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
Lounge for Life
Check out what Star 98.7 FM in Los Angeles is doing to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 
Songs of Hope
See what the stars at Songs of Hope did to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 


 
 

Donate to the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery

 
Samuel Rahbar, M.D., Ph.D., dedicated his career to researching the causes and treatments of diabetes and cancer.  His seminal discovery involving glycated hemoglobin revolutionized the way diabetes is diagnosed and treated, and this continues to improve the lives of millions of diabetic patients throughout the world.  His later work exploring the metabolic link between cancer and diabetes has opened promising new doors for the development of drugs and treatments.

Your support today will enhance Dr. Rahbar’s legacy and allow City of Hope to continue its research into new therapies and treatments for patients everywhere suffering from these life-threatening diseases.

Please make your contribution today.

 
 
 

 
A letter from Michael A. Friedman, Chief Executive Officer
 
October 14, 2013
 
Dear Friend,
 
I am writing to tell you about a very meaningful initiative to honor the life and legacy of renowned scientist Dr. Samuel Rahbar. 
 
As you know, Dr. Rahbar’s research fundamentally transformed our understanding of diabetes and dramatically improved the lives of people everywhere with the disease. We at City of Hope want to recognize Dr. Rahbar’s many extraordinary contributions to science and continue his life-saving research by establishing the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery. His area of research bridges across both diabetes and cancer and has the potential to develop into new and better treatments for each of these serious diseases.
 
The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery will be a permanent, endowed position at City of Hope that will perpetuate Dr. Rahbar’s legacy, and honor his life and research for generations to come. An endowed chair is the highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty. By investing the endowment, the chair exists in perpetuity and is held by a succession of accomplished men and women in science and medicine. The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery will always exist at City of Hope, and it will serve as a lasting reminder of Dr. Rahbar’s remarkable achievements.
 
Dr. Rahbar was an inspiration to so many people, and I have such profound respect for him, both personally and as a scientist. I hope you will join us to create this permanent recognition of his remarkable achievements, and establish the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery to continue this important research.
 
Warmest regards,
 
Michael A. Friedman, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair
 
 


A Letter from the Rahbar Family

Dear family and friends,
 
Ever since our father, Professor Samuel Rahbar passed away last November, we have been trying to find a means of continuing his significant work.  We feel that the best way to honor his memory is to assure the work that he loved and put all his effort into continues. The people who worked with him and know the value of his research also would like to see this happen.
 
After our dad’s passing we met with Dr. Friedman, CEO of City of Hope Medical Center and Dr. Riggs, Chair of the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at City of Hope.  They voiced their interest in setting up an endowed chair in our father’s name. Soon after the meeting we received a letter from Dr. Friedman reaffirming his interest in creating the endowed chair for our father.  With the help of the City of Hope writers, we have prepared an article soon to be published in several magazines about this project.

This initiative, “The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes and Drug Discovery,” will be a permanent, endowed position at City of Hope that will perpetuate our father's legacy, and honor his life and research for generations to come. An endowed chair is the highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty. As Dr. Friedman noted, the chair will serve as a lasting reminder of our father's remarkable achievements.
 
Even though our father will always be remembered for discovering the connection between HbA1c and diabetes, the compounds he synthesized in the last few years of his life have shown great promise as a potential treatment for a variety of cancers. The most promising is called COH-SR4. He submitted the paper on the effects of COH-SR4 on cancer cells the week before his death. The work continues on these compounds at City of Hope.  With this endowed chair, his research will hopefully come to fruition in the developments of treatments for cancer.

We are asking for your moral, emotional and financial support to establish “The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes and Drug Discovery.” Please contact us and pledge your support for this project.

Contact Roya Rahbar Pouldar at (310) 483-8853 (pouldar220@hotmail.com); Guita Rahbar Fouladian at (310) 628-9703 (guitarahbar@aol.com); or Firoozeh Rahbar Bakshian at (310) 800-0788 (rahbarortho@aol.com)

Regards,
 
Roya, Guita and Firoozeh Rahbar
 
 
 

Endowed Chairs and Professors

The highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty, an endowed professor or chair recognizes a premier scientist and enhances the recruitment and retention of nationally-renowned leaders. This honor also links a donor publicly and in perpetuity with the most accomplished men and women in science and medicine.
 
Endowed professors and chairs allow City of Hope to attract and retain some of the boldest, most inquisitive thinkers in science and medicine today. Ensured of long-term financial support to help enable the development of their novel ideas, these distinguished men and women bring tremendous intellectual capital to conquering disease.
 

 
Endowed Chairs
 

Stephen J. Forman, M.D.
Francis & Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
626-256-4673, ext. 62403
sforman@coh.org
Joyce C. Niland, Ph.D.
Edward & Estelle Alexander Chair in Information Sciences
626-256-4673, ext. 63032
jniland@coh.org
 
 
 
 
Andrei S. Rodin, Ph.D.
Dr. Susumu Ohno Chair in Theoretical Biology
626-256-HOPE(4673)
arodin@coh.org
 
 

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
Provost and Chief Scientific Officer; Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair
626-256-HOPE (4673) srosen@coh.org

Joseph Rosenthal, M.D.
Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics
626-256-HOPE (4673)
jrosenthal@coh.org

John J. Rossi, Ph.D.
Lidow Family Research Chair; Helen & Morgan Chu Dean's Chair of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences
626-256-HOPE (4673)
jrossi@coh.org
John A. Zaia, M.D.
Aaron D. Miller and Edith Miller Chair in Gene Therapy
626-256-4673, ext. 67149
jzaia@coh.org
 
 
   


Endowed Professor

Alexandra Levine, M.D.
Dr. Norman and Melinda Payson Professorship in Medicine
626-256-4673, ext. 60213
alevine@coh.org

Matthew J. Loscalzo, L.C.S.W.
Liliane Elkins Professorship in Supportive Care Programs
626-256-HOPE (4673)

Peter Lee, M.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professorship in Cancer Immunotherapeutics
626-256-HOPE (4673)

Linda Malkas, Ph.D.
M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professorship in Molecular Oncology
626-256-HOPE (4673)
 
Auayporn P. Nademanee, M.D.
Jan & Mace Siegel Professor in Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
800-826-HOPE (4673)

Rama Natarajan
National Office Products Industry Professorship in Diabetes Research
rnatarajan@coh.org

Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D.
The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology and Outcomes Research
626-256-4673, ext. 69261
sneuhausen@coh.org

Hua Yu, Ph.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professorship in Tumor Immunology
626256-HOPE (4673) hyu@coh.org
       
 
 

The Power of Hope National Recognition Program

 

When you give to City of Hope, you are helping people across the country and around the world.

 
By supporting the Power of Hope campaign, you are partnering with City of Hope to intensify and accelerate efforts to advance new, more effective therapies and cures for patients with cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. With a goal of $1 billion, the Power of Hope campaign is the most comprehensive and ambitious fundraising initiative in City of Hope's history.
 
 

Give to the Power of Hope campaign and we will recognize your support through the National Recognition Program. This internet-based recognition allows you— and others— to view your recognition anytime, anywhere, from any computer that is connected to the internet. We will post a beautiful recognition certificate online and send you a printed certificate that you can display in your home.

 

Gift and Certificate Levels

 

National Recognition Certificates are available to honor these three levels of support:

 

Gold Level – $1,000
You will be honored with an attractive certificate that allows you to choose one of five beautiful photos: the Spirit of Life Fountain, City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital, the Golter Gate, the Japanese Garden or the Rose Garden. Your recognition also includes six (6) lines of personalized text (up to 30 characters per line, including spaces).

 

Silver – $500
You will be recognized with an attractive certificate that allows you to choose one of three beautiful photos: the Spirit of Life Fountain, the Golter Gate or the Japanese Garden. Your recognition also includes three (3) lines of personalized text (up to 30 characters per line, including spaces).

 

Bronze – $250
You will be recognized with an attractive certificate of appreciation that includes your name(s) and you can choose between a beautiful image of the Spirit of Life Fountain or the Japanese Garden. Name(s) which can be up to 30 characters including spaces.

 

Your National Recognition will be viewable on any computer that is connected to the internet. Your certificate can also be saved to your computer and/or printed on your own printer. To order your National Recognition Certificate, simply open and print the order form by clicking here or on the “National Recognition Order Form” link on the top left. Complete the form, print it and send it in the mail with your donation.

Thank you for your generous support!

 

Patrons of Hope

You know City of Hope.
Today, become a patron.
 
You know City of Hope — you have helped build it with your generous donations. You bring compassion, hope and healing to people battling cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
 
Today, we invite you to increase the power of your giving by joining Patrons of Hope, our monthly giving program. Every month, your generosity will provide care for people with cancer and other serious diseases — and bring hope of a cure.

More Ways to Help

More Ways to Help

City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes.

Compassion drives our innovation. Every discovery we make and new treatment we develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully.
 
Discover more ways you can help with this important mission to save lives.

Deliver Hope

Deliver Hope

Approximately 10.5 million Americans have cancer today and nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2007. Earlier detection and improved treatment have helped improve cancer survival rates for the second consecutive year, but there is still much work to be done.

 

That's where City of Hope comes in. Ranked as one of "America's Top Cancer Hospitals" by U.S.News & World Report, City of Hope is a new model cancer center, combining leading edge science with compassionate care.

 

We need your help to find a cure. Explore this site to learn more about City of Hope, hear about stars who are delivering hope and how you can help.

 

 


Stars Delivering Hope
 
Over the years, celebrities have lent their tremendous support to City of Hope. Check out their inspiring messages and stories to see how they're helping to deliver hope.
 
Sheryl Crow
Listen to a special message from Sheryl Crow.
Hear message >>
 
 
 
Gavin DeGraw
Listen to a special message from Gavin DeGraw.
Hear message >>
 
 
 
Miley Cyrus
See what Miley Cyrus is doing to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 
 
Celebrity Softball
See how country stars like
Carie Underwood and Vince Gill
deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
Lounge for Life
Check out what Star 98.7 FM in Los Angeles is doing to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 
Songs of Hope
See what the stars at Songs of Hope did to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 


 
 

The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery

Donate to the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery

 
Samuel Rahbar, M.D., Ph.D., dedicated his career to researching the causes and treatments of diabetes and cancer.  His seminal discovery involving glycated hemoglobin revolutionized the way diabetes is diagnosed and treated, and this continues to improve the lives of millions of diabetic patients throughout the world.  His later work exploring the metabolic link between cancer and diabetes has opened promising new doors for the development of drugs and treatments.

Your support today will enhance Dr. Rahbar’s legacy and allow City of Hope to continue its research into new therapies and treatments for patients everywhere suffering from these life-threatening diseases.

Please make your contribution today.

 
 
 

 
A letter from Michael A. Friedman, Chief Executive Officer
 
October 14, 2013
 
Dear Friend,
 
I am writing to tell you about a very meaningful initiative to honor the life and legacy of renowned scientist Dr. Samuel Rahbar. 
 
As you know, Dr. Rahbar’s research fundamentally transformed our understanding of diabetes and dramatically improved the lives of people everywhere with the disease. We at City of Hope want to recognize Dr. Rahbar’s many extraordinary contributions to science and continue his life-saving research by establishing the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery. His area of research bridges across both diabetes and cancer and has the potential to develop into new and better treatments for each of these serious diseases.
 
The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery will be a permanent, endowed position at City of Hope that will perpetuate Dr. Rahbar’s legacy, and honor his life and research for generations to come. An endowed chair is the highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty. By investing the endowment, the chair exists in perpetuity and is held by a succession of accomplished men and women in science and medicine. The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery will always exist at City of Hope, and it will serve as a lasting reminder of Dr. Rahbar’s remarkable achievements.
 
Dr. Rahbar was an inspiration to so many people, and I have such profound respect for him, both personally and as a scientist. I hope you will join us to create this permanent recognition of his remarkable achievements, and establish the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery to continue this important research.
 
Warmest regards,
 
Michael A. Friedman, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair
 
 


A Letter from the Rahbar Family

Dear family and friends,
 
Ever since our father, Professor Samuel Rahbar passed away last November, we have been trying to find a means of continuing his significant work.  We feel that the best way to honor his memory is to assure the work that he loved and put all his effort into continues. The people who worked with him and know the value of his research also would like to see this happen.
 
After our dad’s passing we met with Dr. Friedman, CEO of City of Hope Medical Center and Dr. Riggs, Chair of the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at City of Hope.  They voiced their interest in setting up an endowed chair in our father’s name. Soon after the meeting we received a letter from Dr. Friedman reaffirming his interest in creating the endowed chair for our father.  With the help of the City of Hope writers, we have prepared an article soon to be published in several magazines about this project.

This initiative, “The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes and Drug Discovery,” will be a permanent, endowed position at City of Hope that will perpetuate our father's legacy, and honor his life and research for generations to come. An endowed chair is the highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty. As Dr. Friedman noted, the chair will serve as a lasting reminder of our father's remarkable achievements.
 
Even though our father will always be remembered for discovering the connection between HbA1c and diabetes, the compounds he synthesized in the last few years of his life have shown great promise as a potential treatment for a variety of cancers. The most promising is called COH-SR4. He submitted the paper on the effects of COH-SR4 on cancer cells the week before his death. The work continues on these compounds at City of Hope.  With this endowed chair, his research will hopefully come to fruition in the developments of treatments for cancer.

We are asking for your moral, emotional and financial support to establish “The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes and Drug Discovery.” Please contact us and pledge your support for this project.

Contact Roya Rahbar Pouldar at (310) 483-8853 (pouldar220@hotmail.com); Guita Rahbar Fouladian at (310) 628-9703 (guitarahbar@aol.com); or Firoozeh Rahbar Bakshian at (310) 800-0788 (rahbarortho@aol.com)

Regards,
 
Roya, Guita and Firoozeh Rahbar
 
 
 

Endowed Chairs and Professors

Endowed Chairs and Professors

The highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty, an endowed professor or chair recognizes a premier scientist and enhances the recruitment and retention of nationally-renowned leaders. This honor also links a donor publicly and in perpetuity with the most accomplished men and women in science and medicine.
 
Endowed professors and chairs allow City of Hope to attract and retain some of the boldest, most inquisitive thinkers in science and medicine today. Ensured of long-term financial support to help enable the development of their novel ideas, these distinguished men and women bring tremendous intellectual capital to conquering disease.
 

 
Endowed Chairs
 

Stephen J. Forman, M.D.
Francis & Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
626-256-4673, ext. 62403
sforman@coh.org
Joyce C. Niland, Ph.D.
Edward & Estelle Alexander Chair in Information Sciences
626-256-4673, ext. 63032
jniland@coh.org
 
 
 
 
Andrei S. Rodin, Ph.D.
Dr. Susumu Ohno Chair in Theoretical Biology
626-256-HOPE(4673)
arodin@coh.org
 
 

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
Provost and Chief Scientific Officer; Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair
626-256-HOPE (4673) srosen@coh.org

Joseph Rosenthal, M.D.
Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics
626-256-HOPE (4673)
jrosenthal@coh.org

John J. Rossi, Ph.D.
Lidow Family Research Chair; Helen & Morgan Chu Dean's Chair of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences
626-256-HOPE (4673)
jrossi@coh.org
John A. Zaia, M.D.
Aaron D. Miller and Edith Miller Chair in Gene Therapy
626-256-4673, ext. 67149
jzaia@coh.org
 
 
   


Endowed Professor

Alexandra Levine, M.D.
Dr. Norman and Melinda Payson Professorship in Medicine
626-256-4673, ext. 60213
alevine@coh.org

Matthew J. Loscalzo, L.C.S.W.
Liliane Elkins Professorship in Supportive Care Programs
626-256-HOPE (4673)

Peter Lee, M.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professorship in Cancer Immunotherapeutics
626-256-HOPE (4673)

Linda Malkas, Ph.D.
M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professorship in Molecular Oncology
626-256-HOPE (4673)
 
Auayporn P. Nademanee, M.D.
Jan & Mace Siegel Professor in Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
800-826-HOPE (4673)

Rama Natarajan
National Office Products Industry Professorship in Diabetes Research
rnatarajan@coh.org

Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D.
The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology and Outcomes Research
626-256-4673, ext. 69261
sneuhausen@coh.org

Hua Yu, Ph.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professorship in Tumor Immunology
626256-HOPE (4673) hyu@coh.org
       
 
 

National Recognition Program

The Power of Hope National Recognition Program

 

When you give to City of Hope, you are helping people across the country and around the world.

 
By supporting the Power of Hope campaign, you are partnering with City of Hope to intensify and accelerate efforts to advance new, more effective therapies and cures for patients with cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. With a goal of $1 billion, the Power of Hope campaign is the most comprehensive and ambitious fundraising initiative in City of Hope's history.
 
 

Give to the Power of Hope campaign and we will recognize your support through the National Recognition Program. This internet-based recognition allows you— and others— to view your recognition anytime, anywhere, from any computer that is connected to the internet. We will post a beautiful recognition certificate online and send you a printed certificate that you can display in your home.

 

Gift and Certificate Levels

 

National Recognition Certificates are available to honor these three levels of support:

 

Gold Level – $1,000
You will be honored with an attractive certificate that allows you to choose one of five beautiful photos: the Spirit of Life Fountain, City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital, the Golter Gate, the Japanese Garden or the Rose Garden. Your recognition also includes six (6) lines of personalized text (up to 30 characters per line, including spaces).

 

Silver – $500
You will be recognized with an attractive certificate that allows you to choose one of three beautiful photos: the Spirit of Life Fountain, the Golter Gate or the Japanese Garden. Your recognition also includes three (3) lines of personalized text (up to 30 characters per line, including spaces).

 

Bronze – $250
You will be recognized with an attractive certificate of appreciation that includes your name(s) and you can choose between a beautiful image of the Spirit of Life Fountain or the Japanese Garden. Name(s) which can be up to 30 characters including spaces.

 

Your National Recognition will be viewable on any computer that is connected to the internet. Your certificate can also be saved to your computer and/or printed on your own printer. To order your National Recognition Certificate, simply open and print the order form by clicking here or on the “National Recognition Order Form” link on the top left. Complete the form, print it and send it in the mail with your donation.

Thank you for your generous support!

 

Patrons of Hope

Patrons of Hope

You know City of Hope.
Today, become a patron.
 
You know City of Hope — you have helped build it with your generous donations. You bring compassion, hope and healing to people battling cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
 
Today, we invite you to increase the power of your giving by joining Patrons of Hope, our monthly giving program. Every month, your generosity will provide care for people with cancer and other serious diseases — and bring hope of a cure.
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City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes.

Compassion drives our innovation. Every discovery we make and new treatment we develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully.