Nipun Merchant, MD
Vice Chair of Surgical Oncology Services and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology
The new Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship program is funded by the National Cancer Institute’s T32 Training Grant Award. Fellowships are 2-3 years in duration. The purpose of the award is to train independent investigators who are interested in surgical oncology research in the areas of cancer biology, molecular therapeutics, tumor immunology, biomedical engineering, health disparities, population health and clinical trial design/implementation.
A rigorous selection criteria will be used to identify candidates likely to be successful in a career as an independent investigator. The training environment will enable fellows to work directly with preeminent T32 faculty mentors while engaging in a number of formal activities at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Eligible candidates include:
- Residents in training in general surgery, breast surgery, colorectal surgery, endocrine surgery, gynecologic oncology, neurosurgery, surgical oncology or urology.
- Citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or individuals that have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.
- Candidates must be available for a 12 month appointment and agree to undertake a minimum of two years of research training from the time of appointment.
- People who have not had previous post-doctoral NRSA or T32 support.
- One page "Statement of Research Intent"