2018 Platinum Supporters

Non-Federal Travel Award

The 4th International Conference on Retinoids
The Steamboat Grand, Steamboat Springs, CO
June 10-15, 2018

The Noa Noy Memorial Fund supports the participation of students and postdoctoral trainees at the FASEB International Conference on Retinoids by providing full complimentary registration ($1300 double shared with another attendee) to those who are selected based on their abstract submissions.


Applicant must be a postdoctoral trainee in good standing, or a current graduate student (predoctoral at a degree-granting institution) and must submit a first-author abstract. Awards will be determined by scientific merit.

Application Requirements

Students and postdocs should submit (1) an abstract (Title, Authors, Institution, body of abstract) and (2) a letter of intent:

“I am applying for the Noa Noy Memorial Fund award to attend the 4th International FASEB Conference on Retinoids. This application is approved by my mentor (Mentor’s name, Title, and Mentor’s contact information with email address). I also attest that I will be attending the conference for at least 3 days. If my circumstances change, and I cannot attend the event for at least 3 days, I will immediately notify the Fund Committee (SRCTrainee@faseb.org)”.

The letter of intent should be signed by the applicant. Complete applications should be emailed to SRCTrainee@faseb.org with the Subject header “Noa Noy Memorial Fund Application.

Travel Award Deadline

The applications should be received on or before March 27, 2018, to allow for timely review of applications by the Selection Committee appointed by the Organizers

Award Notification

Applicants will be notified of the decision by April 10th, 2018. The awardees will receive complimentary registration and will only have to cover travel costs. We anticipate offering 5 or more awards to eligible applicants selected based on the scientific merit of their submissions. At the Conference, the awardees will receive a Noa Noy Memorial Fund Certificate in recognition of their achievements.

About the Award

Noa earned her PhD from Tel Aviv University (Israel) and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute for Sciences (Israel) and UCSF. In 1992, she launched her independent research program as an assistant professor at the Cornell Weill Medical College. Her long and productive career included professorial positions at Cornell University, the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Noy’s research focused on deciphering the biological actions of lipid-soluble nutrients and hormones, primarily fatty acids and retinoids. Findings from Noa’s group uncovered how these compounds impact cellular behavior by modulating gene expression, cell signaling, and metabolism. These basic findings illuminated a diverse array of biomedical questions, including cancer biology, glucose homeostasis, and circadian rhythms.

Throughout her career, Dr. Noy was an avid and dedicated educator. She was a mentor and advisor to numerous students and trainees, whom she treated as her family, and went to great efforts to support their growth and success. We established a fund in Noa’s name to support the participation of students and postdoctoral trainees at Noa’s ‘home’ society, the FASEB International Conference on Retinoids. FASEB is the sole platform where cutting edge basic and applied research on vitamin A biology is shared amongst scholars from all levels and affiliations throughout the world.

How to Donate to the Award

Your donation will enable promising early-career scientists to further science and their career by attending this prestigious gathering. You can make a tax-deductible donation in two ways:

  1. By personal check: Make out to ‘CWRU’ and note “Noa Noy Fund (Nutrition OSA485502).”
    Mail to:
    Office of Advancement Services, Case Western Reserve University
    10900 Euclid AvenueCleveland, Ohio 44106-7035
  2. Online: Use a personal credit card at http://giving.case.edu/noy. Under “Special Instructions,” note “Noa Noy Fund (OSA485502).”