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Featured Career Development Opportunities
HDFCCC K12 Physician Scholar Program in Clinical Oncology (PSPCO) - Accepting Applications
The program aims to foster the development of the next generation of clinical scientists to be effective partners with discovery scientists and conduct high impact and innovative patient-centered cancer research. Click here for more information and the RFA. Applications due December 3, 2021 at 3:00pm.
Med School Application Essay Mentoring - Mentors Needed
In Spring 2022 the Office of Education & Training is offering 1x1 mentoring for med school application essay writing to HDFCCC Staff. We are looking for med students, residents, fellows or faculty to be mentors. Time commitment 1 - 2 hours/month, April - June 2022. Email Jennifer Seuferer if interested.
Training and Funding Opportunities

Computational Innovator Grants and Fellowships

The new UCSF Initiative for Digital Transformation in Computational Biology and Health Data Science seeks applications for research projects that leverage computational innovations (such as ML & AI) or their applications to transform real-world biomedical or health-related problems. For more information and the RFA, click here.
University of Washington

A 2-year fellowship program in child health equity research that provides trainees with didactic and experiential training in rigorous health services and clinical research methodologies, community-partnered approaches to research, mentored career development, and access to a long-term network of mentors, collaborators, and partners for child health equity research. Apply here.
Applications for the 2021-2022 FDA-AACR Oncology Educational Fellowship are open
This fellowship is designed to promote scientific progress through exchange of scientific knowledge in oncology education, collaborative learning, and research. Through targeted educational activities and interactions with experts from the AACR and the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence, FDA-AACR Oncology Educational Fellows will increase their familiarity and experience with oncology drug development and the regulatory review process. Click here for more information and the application form. 
Career Development by Trainee Level
14th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium
October 14 and 15, 2021

Save the date for this virtual event that showcases research on health disparities conducted by faculty and trainees at UCSF and other Bay Area healthcare and research institutions. Click here to learn more. Open to all faculty and trainees.
Celebrating Henrietta Lacks: Building Trust – The Path Forward
Aug. 31, 10am - 12pm EST

This event provides a community and academic dialogue on trust and trustworthiness in research. Presented by Duke Cancer Institute and Massey Cancer Center. Register here. Open to all faculty, trainees and staff.

MedEd Grand Rounds: Concrete Actions at the Institutional Level to Further Social Justice and Racial Equity
Aug. 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This presentation brings together experts from five institutions to discuss historical and current manifestations of structural racism in medical education. Register here. Open to faculty, trainees and staff.
PRE-Proposal Application REview (PREPARE) Grant Review Program

For all Department of Medicine Faculty, the primary mission of PREPARE is to improve funding success through pre-submission grant proposal review for faculty submitting NIH or foundation grant proposals. Eligible grant types include the following: R01, R21, R34, U01, and Ks. More information here.

UC Pancreatic Cancer Consortium Seminar Series
August 3, 8.00-9.00am - Silke Paust (Scripps) - A Novel Immunocompetent PDX Model for Preclinical Testing of Pancreatic Cancer Therapies

August 19 8.00-9.00am - Mark O’Hara (Penn) - CAR T cell combination strategies in pancreatic cancer

September 7, 8.00-9.00am - Matthew Vander Heiden (MIT) - How metabolism impacts pancreatic cancer progression

September 16, 8.00-9.00am - Elizabeth Jaffee (Johns Hopkins) - Turning the Heat Up on Pancreatic Cancer: Lessons on Overcoming a “Cold” Immunologic Tumor Micro-environment

Information and links to seminars here
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