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The following details the expectations asked of faculty members participating in the IDCR training program, which includes teaching core curriculum, mentoring students, supporting program activities, and attending events.

  • Coursework

    • Participate in teaching the core curriculum when requested. For most faculty this will mean:
      • Supervise journal club for one quarter once every 3-4 years
      • Present 20 min talk on your research in journal club once every 2-3 years

  • Mentoring

    • Propose and guide projects. Ensure students are making good progress towards publication of projects with a cancer focus.
    • Other publications. Provide opportunities for trainee to:
      • Serve as first author on review articles and/or commentaries on cancer-related topics
      • Participate in collaborative research/writing that will earn the trainee co-authorship on primary research papers or review articles
    • IDP. Meet with trainee to update IDP at least once a year.
    • Reinforce participation of trainees in program activities. Support and encourage trainee participation in coursework, workshops, seminars, retreats, and career development activities (e.g. GPS-STEM).
    • Communication skills. Provide mentoring to improve trainee’s scientific communication skills by reviewing trainee talks before and after presentation and making sure trainees engage in scientific writing
    • Fellowships. Work with trainees to prepare competitive fellowship applications. Support participation in fellowship writing workshop.
    • Networking. Ensure trainee attends at least 1 scientific meeting a year, ideally one that you will also attend. The IDCR program provides financial support for meeting attendance.
    • Accountability. Attend 1 meeting a year with trainee and IDCR program co-mentor (predoctoral students). Facilitate meeting of postdoc trainees with IDCR Postdoc Mentoring committee.
    • Junior preceptors will be expected to participate in a mentoring workshop, all training faculty are welcome to participate.

  • Support IDCR Training Program

    • Regular attendance at IDCR events. Consistent faculty participation is critical for program success and always noted as extremely important to trainees in program surveys.
      • Research-in-Progress Symposia. Training faculty should plan to attend each quarter. Attendance at 2/3 each year is required to remain in good standing.
      • Attend biennial retreat. Please plan on attending all retreats when you have a supported trainee. All faculty may attend even if they do not have a supported trainee at that time.
    • Acknowledge T32 support on all publication: The research reported in this publication was supported by the National Cancer Institute under Award Number T32CA009054
    • Complete progress reports (via RedCap platform (ICTS)) and surveys in a timely manner.
    • Serve on IDCR committees and review panels when requested.
    • Remain in contact with trainees for 15 years to allow tracking

Note: It is possible to be re-appointed for a second year, provided the following conditions are met:

  1. Completion of required coursework
  2. Attendance at required seminars/meetings.
  3. Timely submission of progress reports, mentor and co-mentor reports.
  4. Satisfactory research progress.
  5. Postdoctoral fellows submit applications for extramural fellowships in the first year.
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