The MD Anderson Cancer Center Prostate Cancer SPORE Career Enhancement Program supports junior faculty members (Ph.D. or M.D.) in basic science or clinical departments who are committed to a career in academic oncology research in a teaching hospital or university. Candidates must be committed to pursuing translational research in prostate cancer clinically or in the laboratory. Clinicians must have demonstrated clinical excellence during residency.
The goal of the Career Enhancement Program is to help clinical faculty become physician-scientists by performing laboratory-based, hypothesis-driven prostate cancer research and provide a means for junior basic science faculty to develop translational prostate cancer studies. After completing the program, the participants should be able to establish independent academic oncology research programs at major teaching institutions or enhance existing programs.
- Candidates must be junior faculty members in basic science or clinical departments who would like to pursue a career in prostate cancer research.
- Candidates must have an advanced doctoral degree (Ph.D. or/and M.D.)
- Candidates must have a commitment to a career in academic oncology research and pursuit of an appointment in a teaching hospital or university.
- Candidates must have a commitment to pursue translational research in prostate cancer, either clinically or in the laboratory; for clinicians, demonstrated clinical excellence during residency is required.
- Candidates must have an interest in productive research in the context of clinical investigation, laboratory science, or both.
- This program is not a training program and doesn't support pre- or post-doctoral fellows. However, advanced post-doctoral fellows who provide a letter from an institution stating that the candidate will be joining its faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor within the year are eligible for this program. In addition, investigators supported by NCI career development awards (K series) may be eligible for support through this program.
Gary E. Gallick, Ph.D.
Prostate Cancer SPORE Administrative Team