Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Training Program (PHO-TP)

Apply by September 1, at 5:00 PM

The Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Training Program (PHO-TP) aims to train the next generation of pediatric hematology-oncology investigators to perform clinical and laboratory-based research of the highest caliber and impact. Trainees will conduct research in various areas of pediatric hematology oncology, such as: brain tumors, cancer epigenetics, cancer genomics, cell therapies, clinical investigation, hematopoiesis, hemostasis/thrombosis, stem cell biology, survivorship and sickle cell disease, or white cell function. Please note: trainees do NOT need to be appointed to a lab in the Department of Pediatrics.

Leadership

Di Paola

 

Jorge Di Paola, MD

Program Director, T32 MPI
Division Chief and Professor, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

 

 

Rubin Joshua

 

Joshua Rubin, MD, PhD

Program Director, T32 MPI
Professor, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Neurology, and Neuroscience

 

 

 

Laura Schuettpelz, MD, PhD

Training Director
Associate Professor and Fellowship Director, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Eligibility

All trainees must be:

  • A Postdoctoral Trainee with an MD or MD/PhD degree
  • Able to commit at least 80% time to their research activities
  • Have the ability to participate in the program for 2 years, typically starting July 1
  • Not simultaneously supported by an NIH or other federal grant during the program
  • A US citizen or permanent resident

Applications

Applications are currently open, and will close on September 1, at 5:00 PM.

Your application will require:

  1. Completion of the Online Form
  2. A current CV uploaded to your online application
  3. A brief (approximately 300-500 words) description of the research project that you would like to complete during this two-year program.
  4. One recommendation letter from your primary mentor sent to: scc.research.training@gowustl.onmicrosoft.com

Training

PHO-TP trainees will receive a well-rounded experience, including:

  • Mentored Research
  • Annual Fellows’ Career Development Retreat
  • Participation in National Conferences
  • Work-in-Progress Presentations
  • Career Development Meetings and Events

Coursework, Seminars & Workshops

Seminars and workshops will be available to trainees on topics such as:

  • Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research Training
  • Experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Grant writing fundamentals
  • Effective interview and negotiation skills

Formal coursework and pursuit of a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) or Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) degree may also be requested by trainees.