Volume XLIV | April 2022
Join us this Friday, April 22, at 1:00pm for the second annual Workforce Development Symposium. This year, our keynote speaker is Dr. Ana Diez Roux of Drexel University. Dr. Diez Roux is a recent recipient of an NIH FIRST (Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation) grant, an initiative that launched last year with the goals of enhancing and maintaining cultures of inclusive excellence in health research community and supporting career development of diverse faculty.
A panel session featuring Drs. Marcus Lambert, Debra Franko and Lydia Villa-Komaroff will follow the keynote. More information can be found by clicking here.
DF/HCC Mentorship Opportunities
Mentoring makes a difference and is a critical component of career development and training at DF/HCC. The Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IECD) provides and facilitates opportunities for mentoring.
Research Opportunities - Applications Open!
The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) is a year-round, research intensive, skill-building, mentoring program for undergraduate students interested in the biomedical sciences. Click here for IMSD application details.

The Post-Bacc Program is a 1- to 2-year fellowship that engages individuals who have completed their bachelor's degree within the past two years. Click here for the Post-Bacc application details.

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Equity and Basic Behavioral and Psychological Sciences Research is a full-time position based in Rockville, Maryland, and provides an outstanding opportunity for training and professional development in basic behavioral and psychological sciences research and health equity. Click here for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship position details.

Becoming a Resilient Scientist: Understanding Cognitive Distortions, Imposter Fears and Stereotype Threat - Apr. 21st
Co-hosted by NIH and the National Postdoctoral Association, this postdoc community session will look at two important elements of self-talk, cognitive distortions and imposter fears, and explore ways to recognize internal messages and input from others that distorts our views of our abilities and accomplishments.

Faces of Faith Photographic Display and Storytelling about Breast and Cervical Cancer - Apr. 27th
Faces of Faith will recognize and celebrate several local women, who are breast and cervical cancer survivors. Through a photographic display and storytelling, these women’s lived experiences of faith and resilience will inform, encourage, and uplift others.

Connect:Science - "Reciprocal Interplay Between Tissue Tension and Anti-Tumor Immunity" - May 3rd
The next DF/HCC Connect:Science session will be on May 3rd featuring a presentation from Dr. Valerie Weaver on "Reciprocal Interplay Between Tissue Tension and Anti-Tumor Immunity." Previous seminars can be viewed on the website.
Student Spotlight Chen Wen Ye
Chen Wen is an undergraduate student working in the lab of Dr. Michelle Foster, an associate professor and Chair of the Chemistry department as well as a former U54 Partnership pilot project recipient.

Chen Wen’s goal is to obtain an MD/PhD and ultimately become a practicing oncologist and researcher. She is highly interested in cancer research, treatment and drug development.
Funding Opportunities
Application Deadline: Rolling Submission

Application Deadline: April 25, 2022

Application Deadline: April 28, 2022

Application Deadline: April 30, 2022 (LOI); August 29, 2022 (Application)

Application Deadline: May 2, 2022

Application Deadline: May 6, 2022

Application Deadline: May 9, 2022

Application Deadline: May 12, 2022

Application Deadline: May 19, 2022

Application Deadline: May 27, 2022

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Application Deadline: December 23, 2022

Application Deadline: December 23, 2022

Visit the Non-Partnership Funding Opportunities page for a list of other possible funding sources.
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