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Baylor College of Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Training Program

Slot Openings

Start Date - July 1, 2014

Baylor College of Medicine is pleased to announce the availability of nine predoctoral, two postdoctoral, and two clinical training slots supported by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas beginning July 1, 2014. These slots are not restricted to Permanent U.S. Residents or Citizens.

Underrepresented and physically challenged trainees also are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to pre/postdoctoral trainees, and clinical fellows, who are not eligible for support from other training grants and who meet the following requirements:

  1. Students and fellows must work in a laboratory of a member of the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center.
  2. Preference will be given to predoctoral fellows who have outstanding academic records and have passed their qualifying examinations.
  3. M.D. fellows will be selected based upon their previous academic records, research experience and long term career plans in academic medicine.
  4. All trainees will have to submit a half page maximum (Arial size 11 font, single space) outline of their project for review with the overall objective, hypothesis, brief specific aims and significance for cancer research, as well as a copy of a two page updated Biosketch using the NIH format, plus the NIH Biosketch of the mentor, along with his or her research support and list of trainees, past and present. Use the following documents when completing your application:

5. Predoctoral fellows should list their undergraduate GPA's and submit a copy of their graduate school transcripts.

All trainees will be expected to submit yearly progress reports and to present either a poster or give a platform presentation at the annual Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center Symposium. All trainees will also be required to complete training in the Responsible Conduct of Research.

If the have not already taken these courses (or a comparable course as a graduate student) for credit, CPRIT trainees will be expected to audit or take for credit both Introduction to Molecular Carcinogenesis (Donehower) and Biostatistics for Translational Researchers (Hilsenbeck).

The CPRIT predoctoral students must also audit one of the following electives (if they have not already taken one of these courses for credit):

  • Translational Cancer Biology - 2nd term (Yustein and Marriot)
  • Translational Breast Cancer Research - 2nd term (Fuqua)
  • Bioinformatics and Genomic Analysis - 4th term (Worley)
  • Cellular Signaling - 4th term (Weigel)
  • Cell and Gene Therapy - 4th term (Deneen)
  • Animal Models of Disease - 5th term (Buckmaster)

N.B. Because of the lack of increased stipends from CPRIT in years 4 & 5 of this training grant, support for predoctoral students will be at a stipend level of $28,000, $1,000 less than what the graduate school offers, and for postdoctoral fellows it will be based upon the 2012 NRSA stipend levels at 0 and 1 year of experience, not the current year 2014 stipend levels. Clinical fellows levels will be based on the 2012 NRSA years 3 and 4 experience. Thus, mentors will have to supplement these stipends from other sources. The duration of funding will depend on research progress.

All trainees will be encouraged to apply for individual predoctoral, postdoctoral or clinical fellowships where applicable during their tenure on the CPRIT training grant.

The deadline for this year's applications is April 15. Applications should be sent as a single pdf file to Alvenia Daniels.

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