Paul Calabresi Training Program in Clinical-Translational Research

The Paul Calabresi Training Program in Clinical-Translational Research is designed to train investigators to conduct hypothesis-based research in a team setting where basic, population and clinical scientists work together to expedite the translation of basic research discoveries into clinically relevant interventions.

The intent of the program is to prepare outstanding clinical and basic science investigators to build independently funded patient-oriented research careers and to collaborate with each other in the conduct of that research.

Program awardees conduct multidisciplinary clinical-translational research, participating in a didactic mentored program that can extend over a two-year to four-year funding period. Scholars hold M.D., D.O. or Ph.D. degrees and have completed clinical or research oncology-specific training necessary to become independent cancer researchers. Specific training experiences are developed for each research scholar, consistent with his or her background and interests.

Researchers with proven success as educators and mentors serve as mentors for scholars in the Paul Calabresi program. They are nationally or internationally recognized for contributions to clinical research, clinical trials management or translational research. In addition, they all have significant research funding through the National Institutes of Health or equivalent sources.

Scholars who complete the Paul Calabresi program achieve a solid understanding of quality clinical-translational research and are able to design and manage all phases of clinical trials. They also are knowledgeable about ways to collaborate with basic population and behavioral scientists to translate discoveries into better medical care.

Program director: Aminah Jatoi, M.D.

Past Paul Calabresi program scholars



  • Andrea E. Wahner Hendrickson, M.D.