NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research
Goal: Bring together the distinctive expertise of both institutions to tackle the most pressing issues in cancer research.
“I think it is very important to employ a multi-disciplinary approach to help solve complex biological questions. The partnership with UMD is a great mechanism to help NIH investigators attract motivated students that bring unique complementary skills to the study of specific biological problems.” – Carole Parent, Ph.D., Co-Director
Since 2010, CCR investigators have been collaborating with researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) on integrative and systems biology and biological physics research projects via a unique program formally known as the Collaborative Research and Graduate Partnership Program in Cancer Technology.
Faculty members and graduate students from the Departments of Physics, Mathematics, and the Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology are applying cutting-edge mathematical, physical, and engineering tools—both experimental and theoretical—and contributing significantly to the understanding of biological systems in health and disease
This program allows qualified UMD graduate students to conduct research under the joint supervision of a CCR principal investigator and a university faculty member and includes a series of lectures, workshops, and meetings. Cancer researchers, physical scientists, mathematicians, and engineers on the two campuses attend seminars and lab meetings together. In addition to providing logistical support, the Partnership has also allocated competitive funding for joint projects.
For more information, visit NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research