Deadline extended to Dec. 6: Applications for DaCCoTA Community Engagement CTR Scholars Program

The DaCCoTA Community Engagement Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Scholars Program is supported by an NIH/NIGMS grant entitled “Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity.” The goal of the program is to develop successful CTR investigators. This program is a joint effort between the Professional Development and Community Engagement and Outreach Cores. Two areas will receive priority: 1) Decreasing cancer research disparities, and 2) T3 or T4 projects related to community-based cancer research priorities. Scholars in priority area (1) will work collaboratively with the Community Engagement and Outreach Core to conduct key informant interviews and focus groups to further refine community-based cancer research disparities. Scholars may also identify and pursue T3 and T4 research projects related to community-based cancer research priorities. These priorities include the following: colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, stage and diagnosis, treatment, and mortality; tobacco-related cancer disparities; and breast cancer disparities in screening, stage at diagnosis, and mortality. Scholars accepted into the program will receive up to 50% salary (plus benefits) and up to $50,000 annually to support initial research efforts.

The program’s application deadline is Dec. 6, 2019.

Preliminary scholar selection will be completed by Dec. 16, 2019. Funding begins at the time of admission to the program.

For more information, please see the program’s full description online at: https://med.und.edu/daccota/daccota-scholars-program.html.