Career Enhancement Program

The Career Enhancement Program is designed to increase the translational investigator base in the University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic Lymphoma SPORE.

The program's main objective is to train young investigators — both senior postdoctoral fellows and young faculty — in translational, multidisciplinary basic, clinical or population-based lymphoma research. The program provides much-needed support for promising laboratory and clinical investigators early in their careers so that they can focus on lymphoma research projects.

Investigators who are more experienced and have an interest in shifting their career goals toward translational lymphoma research are also eligible for career development awards.

The Career Enhancement Program:

  • Maintains a stringent candidate selection system
  • Provides comprehensive trainee guidance by a mentor, which includes establishing an Individual Trainee Mentorship Committee composed of University of Iowa and Mayo Clinic faculty members with expertise in translational lymphoma research
  • Encourages trainees to participate in multidisciplinary research courses, including biostatistics and clinical trials design, with ongoing training at both Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa
  • Provides opportunities for research enhancement through the Developmental Research Program and other funding mechanisms at the University of Iowa and Mayo Clinic


The directors of the Career Enhancement Program are: