Lymphoma SPORE Career Development Program
- Director: Raymond J. Hohl, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa
- Co-director: Scott H. Kaufmann, M.D., Ph.D.
The Career Development Program is designed to increase the translational investigator base in the University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic Lymphoma SPORE Grant.
The primary objective of the Career Development Program is to train young investigators, both senior postdoctoral fellows and young faculty, in translational, multidisciplinary basic, clinical or population-based lymphoma research.
This program provides much-needed support for promising laboratory or clinical investigators early in their careers so that they can focus on lymphoma research projects.
More experienced investigators with an interest in shifting their career goals toward translational lymphoma research are also eligible for career development awards.
The Career Development Program:
- Maintains a stringent candidate selection system
- Provides comprehensive trainee guidance by a mentor and faculty, which includes establishing an Individual Trainee Mentorship Committee comprised of University of Iowa and Mayo Clinic faculty who have expertise in translational lymphoma research
- Encourages trainees to participate in multidisciplinary research courses, including biostatistics and clinical trials design, with ongoing training at both sites
- Provides opportunities for research enhancement through the Developmental Research Program and other funding mechanisms at the University of Iowa and Mayo Clinic
With funds from both the Lymphoma SPORE Grant and institutional resources at Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa, the Career Development Program provides up to $50,000 for one year for each of two awards.