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Cancer Education News and Events

Wilmot Sponsored Events 

The Wilmot Cancer Institute sponsors and co-sponsors events focused on increasing knowledge and sparking new research collaborations in cancer research. Several regularly scheduled events are held, along with special multidisciplinary events coordinated with other departments. Please see below for event descriptions and the full events calendar. 

  • The Wilmot Seminar Series is a weekly event fostering communication and collaboration among scientists, physicians, and trainees. It also serves as a platform to share new insights and research findings from internal and external speakers. The seminar series is held on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. See the cancer-focused events calendar for the next seminar date.
  • The Annual Wilmot Cancer Institute Scientific Symposium takes place every November. It features a day of presentations on basic, translational, and clinical cancer research from Wilmot members, trainees, and a distinguished keynote speaker. The agenda also includes a juried poster session and the annual Davey research award presentation. All University members interested in cancer-related research are invited to participate.
  • The Wilmot Shared Resources Lunch and Learn Seminar Series
  • The Wilmot Community Conversations Seminar Series
  • The Wilmot Research on the Road Seminar Series
  • Upstate New York Hematology and Hematologic Oncology Conference: Updates from the 65th ASH Annual Meeting: Wilmot's team of experts in hematologic malignancies partner with Roswell Park Cancer Center to organize a yearly symposium for hematologists and oncologists from upstate New York. The symposium provides an overview of the latest research findings from the ASH Annual Meeting on leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, benign hematology, and cellular therapies.

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The NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00)

The NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Early-Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00) is a program to support postdoctoral researchers who can transition to research independence without requiring extended periods of mentored research training beyond their doctoral degrees. This award, also known as "Early K99", will help these researchers complete the necessary mentored training and move towards independent, tenure-track, or equivalent faculty positions. The program suits postdoctoral fellows pursuing careers in Cancer Data Science, Cancer Control Science, and Cancer Prevention. A webinar on this grant opportunity was held on December 6, and the recording is available on the NCI website. Due dates for 2024 are February 14, June 14, and October 15. Please get in touch with Nicole O’Dell in the CRTEC office if you or a mentee plan on applying to this program.