Integrative Cancer Scholars (ICS) offers several unique training opportunities for postdoctoral researchers during their two years of support.
- The postdoctoral scholar actively participates in two case-based clinical experiences with their physician science mentor each year.
- Scholars attend and present their research at a national American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting during each year of support.
- Annual AACR membership dues are provided for each scholar.
- Scholars chose one among several National Training Workshops to attend and gain new technology to apply to their research during their two-years of support.
- Each year, the scholar will invite and host a professor/key opinion leader to present in the Cancer Biology seminar series that runs through the Fall and Spring semesters – a rewarding opportunity to network with national leaders in the cancer biology field.
- For a continuing second year of support, postdoctoral scholars must apply for an external an external postdoctoral fellowship (for example, American Cancer Society or NIH NRSA F32 fellowship) during the first year (ACS deadline April 2nd; F32 deadlines Dec. 8th and April 8th).
- Scholars are encouraged to attend Cancer Biology seminar series (runs through the Fall and Spring semesters).
- Scholars must attend and may present at the annual the Cancer Center Retreat (occurs in April).
- Scholars must attend the CBIO Colloquium (runs through the Fall semester). Each postdoctoral scholar presents his/her original research once per semester in this weekly forum and are encouraged to invite his/her basic and clinical science mentors to attend and provide feedback.
Timeline of activities for Postdoctoral Scholars