Amanda Jones Senior Scholars
|Home Institution||Snowdome Foundation Limited|
|Host Institution||Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society, University of Pennsylvania|
|Award Name||Fulbright Future Scholarship (Funded by The Kinghorn Foundation)|
Amanda is a Director of Snowdome Foundation Limited, a for-purpose organisation focused on supporting translational research and clinical trials to accelerate next generation treatments for blood cancer patients. Amanda is passionate about ensuring that new therapies such as CAR-T cell therapy and other immunotherapies are accessible to Australian blood cancer patients.
As a Fulbright Future Scholar, Amanda will spend time at the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in New York to strengthen the collaboration between Snowdome and LLS. She will also learn from and leverage the experiences of the LLS in areas such as venture philanthropy, impact investment, fundraising and policy making. Learnings will inform Snowdome strategies for fundraising.
Amanda also plans to spend time at the University of Pennsylvania (a world leader in the development of CAR-T cell technology and other cellular therapies) and an affiliated medical centre. It is hoped that this on the ground learning will assist Snowdome to support the delivery of CAR-T and other cellular therapies to blood cancer patients in Australia.