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Scientific Management Training (SMT)

The NCI intramural program is one of the largest centers for cancer research in the world, with approximately 200 principal investigators and 600 postdoctoral fellows. While outstanding scientific research is conducted at NCI, many of the scientists who go on to lead their own laboratories have few management skills. The Scientific Management Training course focuses on personnel and project management. In the “Art of Supervision” section, the emphasis is on the uniqueness of each person and how each staff member should be treated to achieve desired outcomes. The “Organization” section focuses on developing successful teams by delegating authority to complete an organizational mission. The goal of this course is to help you develop the skills you need to successfully lead a scientific research laboratory. NCI principal investigators and fellows who need to develop scientific management skills are encouraged to participate in this course.

Locations and Time

This 3-hour course will held on June 6, 2014 on both NCI campuses:  Frederick and Bethesda.

  • NCI at Frederick campus:Bldg. 549 (Café Room), 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Bethesda campus:Bldg. 37, Rooms 4041/4107, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Timothy L. Quigg, M.P.A.

Associate Chair for Administration and Finance

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Related Training Opportunities 

This course is part of an ongoing training curriculum for NCI clinical and postdoctoral fellows. Each fall CCR offers the “Translational Research in Clinical Oncology (TRACO)” course, hosted by Dr. Terry Moody. Another course, "Demystifying Medicine" is held each spring. This course provides 2 hours of lecture each week (January – May) and is hosted by Dr. Irvin M. Arias. To learn about additional training opportunities at NIH, visit

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