Thank you to Erik Anderson, Co-Chairman & CEO of Topgolf® and to the entire Topgolf team for promoting a healthy lifestyle by supporting programs and research in the Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship. Topgolf’s fundraising efforts in July of 2017 raised $50,000 for the Center.
Learn more about the Topgolf partnership.
Going Gym Free with Hosts Marc & Beth and Guest Karen Basen-Engquist
Blog Talk Radio
Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor of Behavioral Science and director of the Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship was a featured guest on the "Let's Talk! Going Gym Free Show" with Marc and Beth. Listen now
The National Cancer Institute is providing data for researchers to develop novel analytic approaches for quantifying physical activity and dietary exposures
This data is available to all qualified investigators for studies of physical activity and nutrition. Interested investigators can request access to IDATA Study via the Cancer Data Access System.
Learning About the Second Annual TREC Training Workshop
The overall goal of the Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer Research Education Program (TREC Training Workshop) is to provide an annual, in-person, five-day cancer training course on transdisciplinary research in energy balance for early career investigators (i.e., junior faculty and postdocs). Participants span a diverse array of academic backgrounds and promote collaboration with other TREC-inspired scientists to produce innovative and impactful transdisciplinary research in energetics, cancer and clinical care. Seminars, group sessions and one-on-one meetings are led by senior faculty who are experts in their field.
At this month’s Research Seminar, five of MD Anderson’s finest researchers will present their personal takeaways and highlights from the TREC Training Workshop. Here are a few comments, in their words, about why they so highly recommend workshop participation:
“The TREC Workshop was incredibly helpful. I learned about grant writing, transdisciplinary research, and gained more knowledge in the field in one week than I could have in one year. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet experts in energy balance who are there to educate and mentor young investigators. I’ve kept in touch with a few of the faculty and co-fellows, and hope to keep these relationships for years to come.” -Miriam Morrell, D.O.
“The TREC Workshop experience was phenomenal. The opportunity to be in a small group setting with such important thought leaders in the field of energy balance was unique and invaluable. The curriculum was well-thought out and balanced, covering all components of this transdisciplinary field. There was also plenty of time for informal networking and brainstorming.” -Jennifer McQuade, M.D., M.A., Lac
“I was well-exposed to the idea of transdisciplinary research in the workshop. It provided a good opportunity to get the most updated information about research trends in energy balance and cancer. The faculty was extremely helpful, and gave us detailed comments about research ideas and proposal writing. I would strongly recommend young investigators interested in energetics and cancer apply for the program.” -Jingjing Jiao, Ph.D.
“I applied to the TREC Workshop because of the wealth of information to be presented and the star-studded faculty who would be speaking on energy balance and cancer research. Ultimately, what I found most helpful were the personal connections and the tangible, actionable advice, both scientific and career-related. The feedback and support I’ve received from these interactions has been immensely important, and I continue to receive excellent advice, from public speaking skills to suggestions for a current investigational study.” -Larkin Strong, Ph.D., MPH
“The workshop curriculum was great and provided breakout sessions so participants could attend the sessions most relevant to their work and interests. Highlights included having a cancer survivor and research advocate speak to us and spend the day with us, and learning from study participants. After the program, I have a renewed vigor to pursue animal studies in energy balance and colorectal cancer, continue to seek collaborators in new fields rather than try to become an expert myself, and enjoy terrific contacts and mentors for continued career-building.” -Jennifer Davis, Ph.D.
Funded by the National Cancer Institute and hosted by Yale University’s Dr. Melinda Irwin, this year’s workshop will be held June 17-22, 2018, at Water’s Edge Resort in Westbrook, Connecticut. Costs will be covered (excluding ground transportation). Notification of intent to apply is due January 2, 2018, to email@example.com. Applications are due January 15, 2018. For more details, visit TRECTraining.yale.edu.
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