Career Enhancement Program

The Career Enhancement Program in the Mayo Clinic Multiple Myeloma SPORE supports innovative, scientifically sound translational research projects by junior faculty under the mentorship of SPORE investigators.

The Career Enhancement Program provides a mechanism to increase the number of scientists and clinical investigators committed to translational research in multiple myeloma. The program encourages the development of suitable projects, coordinates project review and selection, makes funding recommendations to the SPORE's executive committee, and monitors research progress.

The program also provides research support to two or three investigators a year for one year, with a second year of support possible based on exceptional progress toward the stated aims of the project.

Program goals

The main goals of the Career Enhancement Program are to:

  • Encourage new investigators in the field of multiple myeloma research
  • Foster collaboration between basic science and clinical disciplines in translational research within the SPORE
  • Encourage young investigators to commit to a career in translational multiple myeloma research
  • Generate new hypotheses that can be tested and provide the foundation for future large-scale research projects

The long-term goal of the Career Enhancement Program is to foster the careers of new investigators in multiple myeloma. The funding, infrastructure and expertise of the SPORE projects and investigators help ensure successful careers for promising young investigators.

Mayo Clinic has an impressive track record of identifying and fostering the research careers of numerous leaders in the field of multiple myeloma. More than 25 faculty members are involved in multiple myeloma research across the campuses of Mayo Clinic, most of whom are nationally recognized leaders in the field and received training at Mayo Clinic before joining the faculty.

Program leaders

Co-directors of the Career Enhancement Program are: