August 15, 2011Date Released: 8 August 2011
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This Week on Kaleidoscope-August 7, 2011
ANNOUNCEMENTSClinical Research Scholar Career Development Training Opportunity
The CTSC KL2 seeks outstanding candidates to fill Clinical Research (CR) Scholar positions available in July 2012. The training program is funded by the NIH and it is a component of the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. This innovative program is a collaboration involving CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, UH and MetroHealth. Each CR Scholar will embark on a 4-year program of intensive training in interdisciplinary team-based, patient-oriented research, combining a novel educational program with mentored research experiences.
Interested applicants are encouraged to attend upcoming informational sessions. To make a reservation, please contact contact Beth Spyke, MPA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-444-2702. Applications will be accepted through October 10.
MARK YOUR CALENDARSMinority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat
Like many cancer centers, we face the challenge of how best to ensure access and support to our local underserved community with regard to cancer clinical trials. In an effort to proactively address this issue, the Case CCC will be holding a Minority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat on August 30 from 3-6 pm at the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. The featured speaker will be Terrance Albrecht, PhD, Associate Center Director and Population Sciences Leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute/ Wayne State University.
Participants can expect an overview of the barriers we face in accrual, as well as some promising research in the area of minority recruitment. Additionally, the draft action plan created by the Case CCC Minority Accrual Taskforce will be unveiled with opportunity for detailed dialogue on several key aspects of the plan via breakout sessions.
All physicians, investigators, diversity investigators, research nurses, clinical trials staff, community outreach staff, and cancer center administrative staff are asked to attend this critical dialogue aimed at identifying tactics to improve our recruitment of minorities to cancer clinical trials.
Registration is required due to a limited space.Inaugural Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Symposium
In celebration of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, please plan to attend the Inaugural Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Symposium, September 1 from 8:45 am- 1 pm in the Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital Amphitheater. This special program will provide an update on the progress and outcomes being made in Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult (PAYA) Cancer at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Zelig Tochner, MD, Director, Proton Therapy Project at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will deliver the keynote address, "Proton Therapy for Childhood Cancer".
This event is free and open to physicians, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital employees and the public. Please RSVP by Monday, August 22 via email to Events@UHhospitals.orgor by calling 216-983-2216. Contact Pat Swenson at 216-844-0412 with any questions.Imaging Solutions In Cancer Management: A Case-Based Conference
Registration is now open for Imaging Solutions In Cancer Management: A Case-Based Conference. Join us September 8 for this comprehensive oncologic imaging course, which focuses on cancer management using imaging as a diagnostic tool and as a guide for minimally invasive therapeutic applications. This course takes a practical approach using cases and features multiple specialists ranging from medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and basic scientists.
This conference will be simultaneously broadcast on line. See the brochure for details.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIESCancer Research Institute Irvington Institute Fellowship Program
The Irvington Institute Fellowship Program of the Cancer Research Institute, formerly the Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, answers the need for more researchers in the field of cancer immunology. It supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology. A panel of scientists drawn from our Scientific Advisory Council rigorously evaluates each candidate, the intended sponsor and training environment, and the nature and feasibility of the proposed project.
Deadline: October 1
NCI CANCER BULLETINAugust 9, 2011
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Cancer Biology Promotion Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Developmental Therapeutics Program Meeting
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar will resume September 2.
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Curriculum Series
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Curriculum Series
Case CCC Calendar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Minority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat
Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-based Conference
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
MSC 2011: Innovations in Cell-Based Regenerative Therapies
First Ascoli Piceno Conference on Gene Vaccination in Cancer
8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology: Innovating Integrative Oncology: New Science, New Solutions
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
Hope Funds for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Pilot studies in Pancreatic Cancer (R21) (PA-11-297)
Pilot studies in Pancreatic Cancer (R03) (PA-11-298)
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