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Career Development Program


Anas Younes, M.D.


Larry Kwak, M.D., Ph.D.

The objectives of the MD Anderson Lymphoma SPORE Career Development Program (CDP) are to:

  1. Recruit and train physicians, scientists, and senior postdoctoral fellows to become outstanding translational investigators in lymphoma research.
  2. Establish a structure for project identification and selection.
  3. Provide funding and resources to and encourage SPORE collaborations.
  4. Provide mentorship for career development awardees.
  5. Provide assistance and guidance for obtaining independent peer-reviewed funding.

Congratulations to the researchers who were recently awarded Career Development Program (CDP). 

The CDP grants are awarded to junior faculty working toward a career in translational research or established investigators refocusing their careers on translational research.  The recipients are:

• Colleen O'Connor, PhD, Experimental Pediatrics, MD Anderson for “PET 3.0: Providing Engineered T-cells (PET): New Genetic and Immunotherapy Targeting Canines with Spointaneous B-cell Lymphoma,” (Mentor: Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Pediatrics)

All recipients received a one-year award of $35,000 in funding.

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