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Rogel Cancer Center team gets $2M grant to train researchers in cancer care delivery

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06/10/2020 - 1:45pm

A new $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will help University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center researchers prepare the next generation of scientists focused on cancer care delivery.

Cancer treatments are complex, potentially toxic and expensive to deliver. This new training program focuses on preparing pre- and postdoctoral trainees from diverse disciplines to become independent investigators researching how cancer care is delivered and how to improve the care experience for patients with cancer.

“Recent advances in cancer therapies may be irrelevant if they cannot be given in a safe, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered manner across diverse treatment settings. We need more researchers to help discover care gaps, develop and test efficacious interventions, and implement discoveries into routine clinical practice,” says principal investigator Christopher Friese, Ph.D., R.N., associate director for cancer control and population sciences at the Rogel Cancer Center and Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing at the U-M School of Nursing.

The grant will fund a total of three predoctoral and fourteen postdoctoral students. With the support of their mentors, formal coursework, selected emphasis activities and professional socialization, trainees will acquire skills in descriptive discovery research, intervention development and testing, and implementation science to address gaps in the field.

The first predoctoral student and initial four postdoctoral students have been selected and will begin their training July 1.