Mentor Search Summer 2022 Projects

ChristianaCare

Bench/Translational Science — Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute

Research activities will include the opportunity to shadow and, as conditions allow, conduct assays and other laboratory methods to study topics such as cancer stem cells, cancer immunology, and cancer disparities. Other research activities can include reviewing and abstracting data from electronic health record (EHR), cancer registry, and other sources (e.g., pathology reports) to conduct basic research. When available, there may include opportunities to gain experience with gene editing techniques. All Christiana Care Scholars will complete rotations in the following programmatic areas:
Shadowing in one of the twelve multidisciplinary disease site centers (MDCs) where patients with cancer meet with their treatment team, which can include surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other allied/support clinicians. Learn more about multidisciplinary cancer care, meetings with supportive oncology clinicians, including genetic counselors, dietitians, health psychologists, social workers, and nurse navigators. Opportunities to join tumor conferences where a multidisciplinary group of clinicians discuss diagnostics and treatment planning for cases. Opportunities to join community outreach activities. Opportunities to join cancer journal clubs, scientific seminars, and didactic presentations. If not placed with a bench/translational science mentor, the opportunity to shadow. If not placed with a population/clinical science mentor, the opportunity to shadow.

Population/Clinical Science — Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute

Research activities will include opportunities to assist with new primary data collection, such as administering self-report and interview-based instruments, the use of devices and other technologies, and direct observation to study topics related to the intersection between physical and psychological well-being, health behavior, and access to care. Other research activities can include reviewing and abstracting data from the EHR and other clinical data systems. All Christiana Care Scholars will complete rotations in the following programmatic areas:
Shadowing in one of the twelve multidisciplinary disease site centers (MDCs) where patients with cancer meet with their treatment team, which can include surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other allied/support clinicians. Learn more about multidisciplinary cancer care, meetings with supportive oncology clinicians, including genetic counselors, dietitians, health psychologists, social workers, and nurse navigators. Opportunities to join tumor conferences where a multidisciplinary group of clinicians discuss diagnostics and treatment planning for cases. Opportunities to join community outreach activities. Opportunities to join cancer journal clubs, scientific seminars, and didactic presentations. If not placed with a bench/translational science mentor, the opportunity to shadow. If not placed with a population/clinical science mentor, the opportunity to shadow.