DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — University of Dayton student Myanah Keys has been named one of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s 2022 Pediatric Oncology Student Training Program grant recipients.

Through this program, Myanah and 9 other students nationwide are awarded grant funding to work alongside mentors conducting research in the field of pediatric oncology.

Myanah Keys is currently a biology major at the University of Dayton with plans to apply to medical school after she graduates in 2023.

Myanah’s goal is to be a source of hope for children with advanced cancer. What started as a middle school interest turned into a passion of hope to provide the best healthcare for all children, particularly for those who cannot afford it.

As a recipient of this year’s POST Program grant, Myanah conducted research in the Center of Biobehavioral Health at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she gained hands-on experience with recruitment, data collection, management and analyses, as well as direct interaction with families and children affected by childhood cancer.

The grant is funded by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Northwestern Mutual Foundation.