Navigating academic life can be a challenging endeavor, and new faculty often encounter responsibilities that are unfamiliar - and sometimes daunting - to them.
At MD Anderson, we have a number of institutional mentored career development programs specifically to help our junior faculty establish their independent research programs, learn to manage their research groups, secure funding, teach, pursue other scholarly activities, and grow their careers in academia.
Take a look at the opportunities we offer to support our rising stars in cancer research.
Physician Scientist Program
The primary goal of the Physician Scientist Program is to provide support and guidance for junior faculty members over a period of three to five years with 80% dedicated effort in the laboratory performing clinically relevant research. During this interval, physician scientists continue to provide care for cancer patients. Upon successful completion, the physician-scientist will have established him/herself as an independent researcher with multiple publications who can successfully compete for external grant funding, on a path to becoming one of tomorrow's leaders in oncology research.
Clinician Scientist Program
The goal of the Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Award (Clinician Investigator Program) is to develop clinical leaders with these capabilities who will translate fundamental knowledge and new technologies from the laboratory to the clinic and to the community. The Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Award is funded by a K12 grant from the National Cancer Institute that provides 75% protected time and funds for research expenses and professional development.