The Society recently learned that it is the recipient of a National Cancer Institute R25E (cancer education grant program) award in support of the ASH Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI). The R25E project, titled “Training and Mentorship of Hematologic Oncologists,” received five years of support with total costs in excess of $1.4 million. Grant funds will be instrumental in allowing ASH to secure the future of the program, conduct regular, comprehensive evaluations of CRTI, and both broaden the scope of the summer workshop and enhance the experience of the trainees throughout the rest of the program year. Information on the grant (1R25CA168526-01A1) can be found on the NIH Reporter website.
ASH would like to thank co-Principal Investigators Dr. Linda Burns and Dr. Lillian Sung for their dedication to the program and for preparation of this application. ASH would not have received this grant without their diligence and willingness to serve in leadership roles on this project. ASH would also like to thank Dr. Scott Gitlin and Dr. John Byrd for their invaluable work in conceiving, organizing, writing, and reviewing ASH’s initial submission. And all of the CRTI directors and faculty are to be thanked for contributions including agreeing to be listed as faculty on the grant application, writing letters of support, and providing insights and comments on the application process.
In related news, the Society is pleased to report that the R13 (conference support) application it submitted to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute requesting support for the 2013 CRTI Summer Workshop was funded in the amount of $40,000. ASH would like to thank Dr. Julie Panepinto for her work as Principal Investigator on that grant application. Information on the R13 (1R13HL120372-01) is also available on the NIH Reporter website.