ASTRO ROCKS: NCI Diversity Supplements and Other Awards Targeting Underrepresented Populations
In this Research-Oriented Career Knowledge and Support (ROCKS) web session, an NCI Program Director will describe available funding opportunities to support researchers from underrepresented populations. Experienced investigators will also share personal perspectives on the benefits of these grants for career advancement, strategies for successful applications, and subsequent opportunities after receiving a supplement.
This activity is available from May 12, 2022, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 11, 2025.
This program is designed to meet the interest of junior researchers in radiation oncology from underrepresented populations, mentors or collaborators who support their research careers, and senior scientists with independent funding who may steward and house junior investigators within their parent grants.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify NCI funding opportunities for underrepresented populations.
- Explain strategies for successful applications.
- Gain insights into how these awards can advance researcher’s careers.
- Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor, University of Florida; ASTRO Leadership Pipeline Program - Science Council Participant)
- Debra Nana Yeboa, MD (Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; ASTRO Leadership Pipeline Program - Science Council Participant)
Speakers (in alphabetical order by last name):
- Clifton David Fuller, MD, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
- Samson Gebreab, PhD, MSc (Program Director, Diversity Training Branch, NCI)
- Bradford Perez, MD (Associate Member, Radiation Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center)
- Nicolette Taku, MD, MPhil, MPH (Resident Physician, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)
Questions can be directed to Science@ASTRO.org.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintence of Certification.
- 0.00 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 3 year period regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.
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