Career Development Program
Gregory T. Wolf, M.D.
The Career Development Program provides an opportunity for the SPORE in Head and Neck Cancer to foster translational research interests in junior level faculty members pursuing careers in head and neck cancer research. Through this program, the SPORE provides $60,000 per year for a two-year project period to help launch successful research efforts for junior clinician-scientists. Institutional commitment to this program and to the success of awardees is demonstrated in $15,000 per year of matching funds by the awardees' appointing departments. In addition to the monetary support, the SPORE is dedicated to providing the necessary mentorship to awardees to assure their success in this program. We have assembled a cadre of seasoned clinical and basic science researchers who have volunteered to serve in this capacity, including several of our SPORE investigators. Awardees are granted full-project status within the SPORE and benefit from access the core resources (Administration, Biostatistics, and Tissue and Histopathology) and opportunities for collaboration that arise from membership of the Operations Committee.