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Junior Faculty

K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program (IOTP)

The Yale Cancer Center (YCC) K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program (IOTP) is a program funded by NCI to address the urgent need to train junior investigators to conduct patient-oriented cancer immunology and immunotherapy studies to accelerate the pace of these advances. IOTP trains both PhD and MD or MD/PhD junior faculty in clinically-relevant immuno-oncology and translational immunology.

The two-year IOTP Scholar Award is open for application from August to December of each year and training starts on March 1st of the following year. Successful applicants are required to demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in cancer immunology. Recipients will be funded for up to 75% effort. Applicants are required to identify a mentor and a provide a research and mentorship proposal. For additional information and questions, please contact: Meina Wang, PhD or Harriet Kluger, MD.

Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC)

The Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Training Workshop is funded by a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute and is a unique educational program positioned to build capacity in transdisciplinary energy balance and cancer research. The TREC Training Workshop is designed for post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty—primarily individuals in early careers who want to pursue transdisciplinary research in energy balance and cancer. Funded by a five-year grant from the NCI, this unique educational program is positioned to build capacity in transdisciplinary energy balance and cancer research.

Building upon the NCI TREC Initiative, which was a major scientific research effort that occurred from 2005 to 2016, the annual Workshop covers topics across the cancer control continuum, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The TREC mission was to integrate diverse disciplines to unravel obesity-cancer biology and to find effective interventions across the lifespan to reduce the burden of obesity and cancer and to improve population health.

Lung Cancer SPORE Career Enhancement Program

The goal of the Career Enhancement Program of the Yale SPORE in Lung Cancer is to educate the next generation of investigators committed to translational research in lung cancer. The Career Enhancement Program will provide support of up to $50,000 to promising junior investigators and/or establish investigators who have not previously conducted lung cancer focused research. Proposed pilot projects should be innovative and be focused on a broad spectrum of research, and/or technology development applicable to human lung cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment.

Skin Cancer SPORE Career Enhancement Program

The goals of the Career Development Program and the Development Research Projects are to enhance the development of multidisciplinary studies investigating the relevance of biological discoveries in human skin cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment. The Career Developmental Award will provide limited support for a broad spectrum of skin cancer-related pilot projects.

Yale Courses/Workshops

Each student's curriculum is tailored to match one's background and interests while at the same time providing essential Track-specific training. Most Tracks have recommended or required courses, but students can choose electives that are outside of these recommendations. It is quite normal to find students from many different Tracks sitting side-by-side in the same classes. Biological and Biomedical Sciences provides an extensive menu of graduate courses covering the full spectrum of research disciplines, and descriptions of our most recent course offerings.