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Fellowships and Positions – Clinical Investigator Development Program

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Christina M. Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Oncology Branch

“The Clinical Investigator Development Program provides a rich environment to fine-tune my skills and goals as a translational researcher. I found the program to be well-balanced by including key structural training components while encouraging independence in hypothesis-driven research.” For bio, education...

See CCR Connections “One Molecule, Multiple Cancers: The Devil is in the Details” and “Warrior Drugs” to read more about Dr. Annunziata’s research.

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DeeDee Smart, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncology Branch

“I feel extremely fortunate to be part of the Clinical Investigator Development Program. This has been a unique opportunity to allow me to integrate my clinical skills and love of treating patients as a radiation oncologist with scientific interests in the fundamental mechanisms of brain metastasis and radiation-induced neurodegeneration. The support I have received in both clinical research and basic science pursuits has been unparalleled and is exactly what I have needed to develop in my career as a radiation oncologist-scientist.” For bio, education...

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Su Young Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Oncology Branch

“The Clinical Investigator Development Program has given me the opportunity to focus on the study of rare diseases. With the unique resources available at the NIH, I have been able to help develop a clinic dedicated to the study and treatment of patients with pediatric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). The goal of the clinic is to bring to the NIH every patient with pediatric GIST so we can better understand the natural history of this disorder and perform biological and molecular studies to determine the underlying biology. I believe that our clinic model will help to spur much-needed research in the field of rare diseases. The Clinical Investigator Development Program has been instrumental to the success of the Pediatric GIST Clinic and points to one of the strengths of the program.” For bio, education...

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Andrea B. Apolo, M.D.
Medical Oncology Branch and Affiliates

“The Clinical Investigator Development Program has given me the opportunity to be an independent investigator and develop a bladder cancer program at the NCI. My goal is to advance the treatments available for patients with bladder cancer with a focus on anti-angiogenic targeted agents. I am currently the principal investigator of three clinical bladder cancer studies at the NCI. The mentorship I have received while in this program has been outstanding and has helped guide my development as an investigator.” For bio, education...

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Ravi A. Madan, M.D.
Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology

“The Clinical Investigator Development Program is providing me with the unique opportunity to learn from world-class investigators at the National Cancer Institute while charting my own career path.” For bio, education...

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Deborah E. Citrin, M.D.
Radiation Oncology Branch

“The Clinical Investigator Development Program has been an incredible opportunity for me. A tenure-track position seemed out of reach after I completed my clinical training. The lab resources and mentorship I received through this program helped me establish a solid translational research program.” For bio, education...