Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has received a prestigious K12 training grant from the National Cancer Institute to help develop the next generation of researchers and leaders in clinical oncology. Led by principal investigators Drs. Christopher Flowers and Suresh Ramalingam, the grant will be used to establish a K12-funded oncology research training and mentorship program for Winship’s junior faculty researchers.
Two junior clinician-investigators will be selected each year to complete a two-year training program. The goals will be to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become independent cancer clinician-investigators and lead cancer research teams in the future. The Winship K12 Scholars will also pursue intensive didactic training focused on clinical research methodology for design and execution of early phase clinical trials; longitudinal didactic coursework leading to a Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree; mentored research experiences; and professional development activities.