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IGT Fellowship: R25 Multidisciplinary Training in Image-guided Therapy

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Overview

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Grant Number: R25 CA089017-06A2

PI Name: JOLESZ, FERENC A.

Director of Education: Fiona Fennessy, MD

Training Grant Title: Multidisciplinary Training in Image-guided Therapy :(last grant submission)

Program Announcement to which this was a response to: PAR-06-511, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Education and Career Development Program (R25)]

MORE RECENT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-165.html

New Program Announcement: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Education and Career Development Program (R25) Due Dates: Submission Application Dates Abstract: Under PAR-06-511...this National Resource, which serves as the scientific and pedagogical underpinning of this application, will provide a unique, centralized infrastructure for clinical investigators, biomedical engineers, and basic scientists in promoting and advancing IGT methods and related clinical applications, primarily aimed at the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. We will develop and make available new innovative technologies in seven discrete Core Projects: 1) the Imaging Core; 2) the Computational Core; 3) the Tumor Ablation Core; 4) the Focused Ultrasound Core; 5) the Image-guided Neurosurgery Core; 6) Image-guided Prostate Therapy Core; and 7) the Advanced Multimodality Image-Guided Operating Room (AMIGO). The AMIGO Project nears completion and will form the technology focus through which the seven Core Projects conduct experiments and achieve validation. With the AMIGO serving as the essential “training backdrop,” the seven Core Projects will produce a dynamic training curriculum that is continuously updated as breakthrough technologies are discovered and brought into clinical translation.

At the outset of this two-year fellowship, trainees work with the PI, the Director of Education, and a senior mentor to tailor an educational program that best meets individual needs and career goals. Over the course of training, fellows are exposed to both a specialized and a didactic curriculum, while concentrating on a specific area of cancer research within the IGTC. Additional mentors will be assigned according to “Individual Training Plans.” While each training program is unique, all fellows are required to engage in a research project of considerable duration and produce a “mock” NIH grant application in the second half of the second year of training. The PI, Advisory Committee, senior mentors, and other mentors, (depending on the research topic), review and score the grant. The PI and Advisory Committee also provide critical oversight and strategic planning by 1) developing and refining a general recruitment plan as well as one targeted for underserved populations and women; 2) assessing curriculum design and content; 3) identifying trends in IGT research and training; and 4) making overall recommendations regarding the final selection of fellows and placement within the training program.

Project Start: 01-DEC-2000

Project End: 30-JUN-2013

R25 Faculty

R25 Fellows

Other Information

Core Education/Training Requirements

Over the course of training, fellows are exposed to both a specialized and a didactic curriculum, while concentrating on a specific area of cancer research within the NCIGT. All fellows are required to engage in a research project of considerable duration.

  • Biostatistics and validation class: All fellows are expected to attain minimal levels of competency.
  • Grant writing: In addition to at least a class, or classes, in this area, all fellows are required to produce a “mock” NIH grant application or a real one that is submitted.

Upcoming Statistics Classes

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Introductory Statistics for Medical Researchers

Advanced Biostatistics for Medical Researchers

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Classes/Workshops

BWH

The PIs Guide to Clinical Research

Dana Farber Cancer Center

Countway Library Seminars and Classes

Overall Harvard/Catalyst

MGH

Use Partners log in to get into The Hub. Course description: Intended for investigators at the fellow and faculty level with minimal statistical experience, the format of this course will be one-hour lectures followed by a 30-minute Q/A discussion in each session. A few published articles resulting from clinical studies conducted at MGH will be presented as a set of expository applications during discussions.

Overall Course Contacts

  • For help with statistical work, contact Usha Govindarajulu, PhD, at email UGOVINDARAJULU@PARTNERS.ORG. Usha's time will have to be established through a funded grant account (in this case, the R25 CA089017, and arranged with her HR rep: Rachel Gambill (rgambill@partners.org). In other words, before Usha begins working on your stat work, speak to Usha and Rachel about the amount of hours involved and mention R25CA089017.
  • BWH, Education Program Coordinator, Center for Clinical Investigation, Lisa Horton at (617) 525-7654 orrton1@partners.org. Address: 1620 Tremont St., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02120
  • Children's Educational Contact: Maya Levine, Education Coordinator for the Clinical Research Program, at EDU-CRP@childrens.harvard.edu or call 857-218-4724.
  • MGH Contact: Liz Salomon esalomon@partners.org or 617-726-3587 and Lauren Michaels | Education Coordinator | Clinical Research Program|MGH| 185 Cambridge Street | CPZN-2-173B| Boston, MA 02114, Tel: 617.726.5010 and Email: lmichaels@partners.org

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Grant Submissions

Progress Reports for R25