The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group has an established history of supporting young investigators in their pursuit of career development opportunities in clinical and translational research. Mentoring initiatives in ECOG-ACRIN include formal recognition of outstanding scientific leadership, events that identify, encourage, and recognize junior investigators, and organizational policies that ensure the inclusion of young investigators in the 17 scientific committees that develop and pursue new scientific ideas across ECOG-ACRIN’s three scientific programs: Cancer Control and Outcomes, Therapeutic Studies, and Biomarker Sciences.
This section of the website describes the ECOG-ACRIN Mentoring Program and serves as the central resource for individuals interested in applying. Listed below and to the right are the current mentorship programs. Follow the links to the dedicated pages that contain detailed information such as eligibility requirements, timelines for application, and listings of past recipients.
A committee of Group leaders monitors and promotes the professional development of young investigators across the Group. Committee members organize and oversee the mentorship initiatives and work closely with the chairs of each of the Group’s scientific committees to ensure the effective engagement of junior investigators in developing and leading ECOG-ACRIN clinical trials.
Bruce J. Giantonio, MD, Co-Chair
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Giantonio is the Executive Officer of ECOG-ACRIN.
Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, Co-Chair
Emory University and the Winship Cancer Institute
Dr. Ramalingam is Deputy Chair, Therapeutic Studies, and Chair, Thoracic Cancer Committee of ECOG-ACRIN.
Joseph A. Sparano, MD, Co-Chair
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Sparano is Chair, TAILORx Breast Cancer Trial, and former ECOG-ACRIN Vice Chair. He is one of the founders of the ECOG-ACRIN Mentoring Program.
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