Workshop Dates/Times
Professional Development Workshop
Aug. 3: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT
Aug. 4: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. EDT
Contact Information
For workshop-related questions, please contact:
Michelle Murray


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Day 1: Thursday, August 3, 2023

NCI Priorities
Dr. LeeAnn Bailey

CRCHD Mission
Dr. Behrous Davani

Plenary Session: The Journey to Success
Navigating a Successful Career in Research
Dr. Clayton C. Yates
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Plenary Session: Successful Stories: From Career Development Award to Research Independence
The 80/20 Rule of Academia
Dr. Jasmine McDonald
Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Successful Stories Presentation
Dr. Raymond D. Blind
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Plenary Session: The Importance of Mentors and Sponsors in Career Development
Mentorship Journey
Dr. Efrén J. Flores and Dr. Elyse R. Park
Massachusetts General Hospital

Day 2: Friday, August 4, 2023

Plenary Session: NCI Divisions Presentations
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Dr. April Oh
NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Funding Opportunities in Cancer Biology
Dr. Lillian Kuo
NCI Division of Cancer Biology
Funding Opportunities at NCI - DCTD
Dr. Leah Hubbard
NCI Division of Cancer Treatment and Detection
Funding Opportunities at NCI - CRCHD
Dr. Tiffany Wallace
NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities