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Prostate Cancer Career Development Program
Faculty Development

The Prostate Cancer Center is dedicated to the discovery and evolution of new ideas and information about cancer, from the research to the clinical implementation phases of cancer control. The Prostate Cancer Development Program is a component of the Center, organized to attract scientists and clinical investigators to the field of prostate cancer and to assist in the development of careers in the field of prostate cancer. Established investigators wishing to pursue prostate cancer research may apply for funding through the Developmental Research Program. The career development program provides research training opportunities for medical, urological, and radiation oncologists; and recent graduates of PhD programs. All applicants to the Development Program are evaluated in conjunction, first by the Prostate Cancer Developmental Program Review Committee, who evaluate merit, and then by the Prostate Cancer Executive Committee, who make funding decisions based on the availability of funds and the quality of the applications. The strongest candidates are given priority funding, while maintaining a balance across initiatives.

The purpose of the Career Development Program is to assist in scientific and academic development. Up to two years of salary support and career mentoring helps applicants to establish a career in the field of prostate cancer. Funding is available to postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty and researchers (those eligible to independently apply for NIH funding). Successful junior faculty and researchers will use this opportunity to develop a research program well supported by extramural funding. The highest priority for funding will be given to applicants who clearly demonstrate academic potential and commitment. Program members are listed below:

Application Process

The purpose of this program is to assist exceptionally talented postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty and researchers in establishing their academic and scientific careers in prostate cancer research. Funding provides salary support and helps to establish strong mentoring relationships for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. Successful junior faculty and researchers will use this opportunity to develop a research program well supported by extramural funding. Salary support will be up to $50,000, depending on experience.

Prior to submitting a formal application interested applicants should contact the Development Program Director, Marc Shuman, MD, to complete a pre-application review. Applicants should allow sufficent time to schedule and complete this process in advance of the formal application deadline. The application deadline for the next funding cycle will be posted on this page.

The formal application will include an application form, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interest and letters of reference. The complete instructions and application form should be downloaded and reviewed prior to scheduling a pre-application consultation using the links below:

Instructions in Word (Sample of program description and directions for submitting an application, current instructions will be posted in advance of the next funding cycle.)

Application form in Excel (Sample of required forms, current instructions will be posted in advance of the next funding cycle.)

Junior Faculty and Researchers Trained

Cassandra Belair, PhD
Assistant Researcher, Urology
Prostate Cancer Fellow, 2007-2008
Career Development Fundee, 2006-2008
Project: Isolating and characterizing human prostate and prostate cancer stem cells

June Chan, ScD
Career Development Fundee, 2000-2003
Project: Nutritional Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer

Lawrence Fong, MD
Associate Professor, Hematology Oncology
Career Development Fundee, 2004-2005
Project: Characterization of the immune response within prostate cancer tissue in men treated with immunotherapy, and defintion of the immune response induced against tumor tissues

Christopher Haqq, MD, PhD
Career Development Fundee, 2000-2003
Project: Gene Expression Analysis of Prostate Cancer

Pamela Paris, PhD
Associate Professor, Urology
Career Development Fundee, 2001-2003
Project: Optimization of the array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) technique which provides tumor genome copy number information.

Joycelyn Speight, MD, PhD
Career Development Fundee, 2002-2003
Project: Treatment outcomes and novel treatment paradigms


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Application Process
Junior Faculty and Researchers Trained


Peter Carroll, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Urology
Assistant email: jdeming@urology.ucsf.edu

Marc Shuman, MD
Development Program Director
Email: shuman@medicine.ucsf.edu

Mack Roach III, MD
Career Development Program Co-director
Email: mroach@radonc.ucsf.edu

Key Staff

Kimberly Goldfien
Research Services Administrator
Email: goldfienk@urology.ucsf.edu

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UCSF seeks candidates whose expertise, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.