Dr. Robin Rohrer of Greensburg, PA, associate professor of history at Seton Hill College, was awarded a John J. Pisano Travel Grant. The grant will aid Rohrer as she will conduct research for her project, “The Role of the National Cancer Institute in the Treatment of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, 1953 to the Present,” at the National Cancer Institute in Bethseda Maryland.

The grants are named in honor of Dr. John J. Pisano, a biochemist and former chief of the Section on Physiological Chemistry, Laboratory of Chemistry, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institution. The Pisano Grants are administered through the Museum of Medical Research at the National Institution of Health.

Rohrer received her B.A. from the Catholic University of America, and an M.A. and PH.D. in history from the University of Maryland. A professor of history at Seton Hill since 1986, Rohrer’s work on the history of treatment of childhood leukemia earned her the distinguished honor of being elected a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She also serves as a consultant to the Children’s Oncology Group. The Children’s Oncology Group works with the National Cancer Institute to design and implement all childhood cancer clinical trials in the United States.