The purpose of Career Development Awards is to attract basic, translational, and clinical investigators into breast cancer research; provide them with information about human breast cancer; mentor them in their chosen career pathways, and integrate them into the translational mission of the SPORE.
Awards are distributed based on a process of nomination, application, and committee review. On occasion, the Principal Investigator may recommend appointment (e.g., if funds become available off-schedule).
The nominating process is intended to ensure the day-to-day presence of a mentor for award recipients; however, senior faculty are eligible to apply if they are not members of the DF/HCC Breast Program but seek association with the SPORE and have a promising project that would benefit from SPORE membership.
The typical applicant is a junior faculty member with a strong program of research, a secure position in a mentoring environment, and the need for funding as a bridge to independence. Award recipients attend SPORE functions, use SPORE Cores, and meet with the SPORE’s Principal Investigator on a regular basis.
Career Development Awards
Grant Year 2010
Grant Year 2009
Alexander Miron, PhD
Functional Analysis of Non-Coding SNP's Associated with Breast Cancer Risk: Novel Targets for Chemoprevention
To Determine the Genetic and Proteomic Factors Predicting Clinical Response to PARP Inhibitor Monotherapy in the BRCA1 Mutant Breast Cancer Population
Grant Year 2008
Heather Eliassen, ScD
Predictors of plasma carotenoids and risk of breast cancer
Hanna Yoko Irie, MD, PhD
Role of AKT-2 in tumorigenesis
Grant Year 2007
Jean Zhao, PhD
Dissecting the roles of the class 1A phosphatidylinositol 3-kinases in mammary tissue development and transformation using genetic inactivation of selected isoforms
Aedin Culhane, PhD
Integrated evolutionary analysis of breast cancer subtypes