Aladina Scholarships

At Fundación Aladina, we choose to get involved in projects that focus on improving the lives of children and teenagers with cancer in all areas. Because of this, we founded the Aladina Scholarship program in 2013.

These scholarships are dedicated to young doctors completing their residency with a special interest in Pediatric Onco-hematology. Aladina finances a year’s salary so that the recipient can spend an extra year in the hospital and continue learning in their field. We have partnerships with Hospital Niño Jesús in Madrid and expanded into Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona in 2015.

Our recipient this year at Niño Jesús is Doctor Blanca Molina. In 2018, pediatrician Elena Soques joined the Pediatric Oncology team at Vall d’Hebron. Our scholarship has given her the opportunity to specialize in Oncology, since Pediatrics does not have recognized subspecialties. “It’s been a very rewarding experience on a personal and professional level, and has allowed me to learn from some great medical professionals,” says Elena.

In 2018, we also created a new scholarship in Neuropsychology within the Brain Tumor Unit at Hospital Niño Jesús, under the direction of Doctor Álvaro Lassaletta. This year, the recipient of the Aladina scholarship is Doctor Fernando Robles. He specializes in neurocognitive evaluations and offers psychological attention to children suffering from cancer.

Testimonials

  • Thanks to the Aladina scholarship, I've been able to return to the work that I love, that is my passion....
    Thanks to the Aladina scholarship, I've been able to return to the work that I love, that is my passion. I wake up excited and ready to go to work in the morning. I am so lucky that I have this opportunity, which not many other doctors have. Thanks to this scholarship, I've been able to enjoy my time with my patients and their families in the good moments, as well as the bad. I've been able to do my part for them as their doctor to help them get back to enjoying life.
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    Dr. Blanca Molina
  • This has been a great opportunity to study an area of Pediatrics that I most enjoy. Even more so, subspecialties...
    This has been a great opportunity to study an area of Pediatrics that I most enjoy. Even more so, subspecialties in this field are not recognized nor is there a curriculum that allows you to complete your training in this area once you complete your residency. Initiatives like this one should be available and expected because of the great benefits they bring to everyone involved.
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    Elena Soques
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