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Wilmot Physician-Scientist Fellowship Program


The Wilmot Physician-Scientist Fellowship Program supports mentored research training for physicians with M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degrees who have completed residency training and intend to pursue an academic career in clinical, translational or basic cancer research. The fellowship was established with the support of local businessman and philanthropist James P. Wilmot through a foundation named in his memory. The goal of the program is to provide research training to prepare physicians for independent careers in cancer research and training.


Applications are due February 13, 2023. For more details and application instructions, download the RFA


Contact Thom Fogg with questions.


Past Award Recipients


Smoking cessation in head and neck cancer patients: development and implementation of a tailored mHealth smoking cessation program for patients with head and neck cancer in Wilmot’s rural areas
Awardee: Katherine Rieth, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Mentors: Paula Cupertino, Ph.D.; Scott McIntosh, Ph.D.



Development and Feasibility of a Supportive Care Intervention for Older Caregivers of Older Adults with Advanced Cancer
Awardee: Sindhuja Kadambi, M.D., M.S.
Mentors: Allison Magnuson, D.O.; Supriya Mohile, M.D.; Sally Norton, Ph.D., R.N., F.N.A.P., F.P.C.N., F.A.A.N.



The Role of the Mammillary Bodies in Radiation-Related Cognitive Decline
Awardee: Sara Hardy, M.D.
Mentor: Michelle Janelsins, Ph.D.; Michael Milano, M.D., Ph.D.; Giovanni Schiffito, M.D., M.S.



Evaluating the Feasibility of a Mobile Health Exercise Intervention for Older Adults With Myeloid Neoplasms
Awardee: Melissa Loh, M.D.
Mentors: Supriya Mohile, M.D.; Karen Mustian, Ph.D., M.P.H.

A Multi-Center Phase 2 Study of Combined Modality Treatment with Ruxolitinib, Decitabine, and Donor  Lymphocyte Infusion for Post-Allogeneic Transplant Relapse of AML or MDS
Awardee: Eric Husleton, M.D.
Mentor: Mike Becker, M.D.



Characterizing Frailty in Older Adults with Head and Neck Cancer Receiving Chemoradiation
Awardee: Ronald Maggiore, M.D.
Mentore: Supriya Mohile, M.D.

Understanding the Role of HE4 in Ovarian Cancer Immune Suppression to Develop Novel Strategies for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
Awardee: Rachael Turner, M.D., Ph.D.
Mentor: Richard Moore, M.D.



Role of ARID1A in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Development
Awardee: Bing Guo, M.D.
Mentor: Aram Hezel, M.D.

Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Older Adults with Cancer:  Impact, Screening, and Intervention
Awardee: Erika Ramsdale, M.D.
Mentor: Supriya Mohile, M.D.