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The International Cancer Education Conference is an annual meeting that discusses advances and approaches in cancer education research and practice.  In past ICEC meetings, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) held sessions to present information about its institutional research education (R25) funding opportunities and heard from investigators implementing these projects.   The next ICEC will be held in Oct 2022.  For the first time this year, NCI will convene a pre-conference workshop for early career investigators interested in global cancer research.  NCI institutional research education initiatives help facilitate interest in cancer research, provide training opportunities and offer mentorship.  As individuals develop their research careers, career development awards at NCI and NIH provide mentorship and protected time for research and also support training needed to support career advancement and independence.   The recent interest in global research among the cancer research community and funding programs for global research training at NCI have spurred the development of this workshop. Details are as follows; the workshop will be interactive and have opportunities for discussion.  We look forward to your participation.

Workshop Title: NIH’s Support of Early Career Scientists in Global Cancer Research Through the K Funding Mechanisms: Current State and New Opportunities

Venue:  The Hotel, University of Maryland, College Park

Date: Oct 12, 2022 from 10am to 11:30pm

Workshop Outline with Speakers:

  1. NCI’s Global Research Training Portfolio and NIH Career Development Awards:  Dr. Sudha Sivaram, Program Director, Center for Global Health
  2. Overview of NCI Early Career Development Awards:  Dr. Sergey Radaev, Program Director, Center for Cancer Training
  3. Experiences in Developing and implementing an NIH Career Development Grant

4. Experiences in Establishing an independent career in global cancer research


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