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CPDR Announces Partnership with AUAF for 2-Year Fellowship Program


June 20, 2012

The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), along with the American Urological Association Foundation (AUAF), is announcing a partnership to provide support for a two-year fellowship through AUAF's Research Scholars Program. The awarded fellow will receive $80,000 during the course of two years to complete a research project dealing with genetics alterations associated with the following:

  • Discovery and validation of prognostic markers of aggressive prostate cancer;
  • Developing prostate cancer-specific diagnostic markers that will improve the specificity of serum PSA tests;
  • Developing better understanding of molecular bases of cancer susceptibility in high risk cancer groups (e.g., African Americans);
  • Developing new therapeutic strategies focusing on causal gene alterations in prostate cancer.

A CPDR co-mentor will be assigned to the selected project and fellow to ensure that the focus is aligned with the CPDR mission and is consistent with CPDR objectives. Applicants for this trained fellowship must either be trained urologists or research scientists within five years of completing residency or doctorate who aspire to learn scientific techniques, are committed to a career in urologic research, and who are able to provide evidence of current and/or previous interests and accomplishments in research. Applicants can not be a recipient of a previous Research Scholar Award through AUAF. Applicants must be US citizens or foreign nationals with permanent resident status (proof required).

A letter of intent is highly recommended but not required. The letter should be submitted no later than July 31, 2012. The deadline for submitting the complete application is 5:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, August 23, 2012. The awarded fellow will be notified of funding decisions in writing in December 2012. All scholarships will commence on July 1, 2013.

Letters of intent and full application submissions may be sent to Rodney Cotten, Research Program Manager, by fax (410- 689-3850) or e-mail (grants@auafoundation.org).

For more information and to access the online application, please visit: 2013 Research Scholoars Announcement

The CPDR mission is fulfilled primarily through its three principal programs – the Clinical Research Center, the Basic Science Research Program and the National Multicenter Prostate Cancer Database– and through a robust education and training program that operates out of its Headquarters location, the Clinical Research Center, and the original laboratories at USUHS. CPDR is also committed to patient outreach, primarily through its affiliation with the WRNMMC US TOO! organization and through a heavy schedule of health fairs in which it participates.