This proposal seeks to establish the Carolina Cancer Nanotechnology Training Program (C-CNTP) to make a major contribution to the growth of the cancer nanotechnology workforce by providing training experiences to a highly select cohort of postdoctoral fellows. We have assembled a team of 22 outstanding Program faculty from 11 departments and 3 schools at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with specific expertise in physical and material sciences, biomedical engineering, drug delivery, as well as basic biomedical research, and clinical science, all of whom have demonstrated strong interests, capabilities and collaborations in the interface between nanoscience and cancer. The aims are to: 1) recruit an elite group of talented postdoctoral fellows from diverse backgrounds with Ph.D. or M.D. and provide them with outstanding postdoctoral experience including focused didactic training and co-mentored research experience with faculty mentors from complementary fields; 2) provide each trainee with Intensive Integrated Learning Accelerating Module training with flipped classrooms followed by workshops and didactic courses to remediate differences in their backgrounds and to deepen the knowledge and understanding in key areas of cancer nanotechnology; and 3) facilitate transition of trainees to independence by providing them with a) expertise to conduct an original research project; b) ability to conceptualize and think through research and clinical problems with increasing independence, and c) written and oral communications skills needed to publish manuscripts, report results, and write a successful individual support applications. With the support of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award UNC our institution will establish a world-class postdoctoral training program that will capitalize on the existing strengths in cancer nanotechnology research, consolidate diverse research and education resources across several academic units, and become a significant contributor to the Nation's research needs in cancer nanotechnology.
|Effective start/end date||7/1/15 → 6/30/20|
- NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Natural Science Disciplines