2016 Foundation Workshop Provides Early Career Scientists with Career and Research Mentoring

In March, the Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program (LCRMP) convened for the 2016 LCRMP Workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona. The LCRMP is the Lymphoma Research Foundation's education and mentoring program for fellows and junior faculty who wish to focus in the field of non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma clinical research. Program participants, called LRF Scholars, attend and participate in the intensive introductory workshop, with additional follow-up programming over the subsequent two years, intended to enhance the ability of the Scholars to successfully design and administer clinical research studies, successfully apply for future grant funding, and develop the professional skills to succeed as an independent researcher. Scholars also receive a grant of $10,000 total to support professional development expenses.

Individual profiles of the 2016 LRF Scholars and their workshop projects are linked below. For more on the LCRMP Workshop, see the Spring 2016 Research Report.

Lapo Alinari, MD, PhD of The Ohio State University
Phase II trial of ibrutinib vs ibrutinib and nivolumab in relapsed/refractory Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Connie Batlevi, MD, PhD of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Combination therapy with buparlisib and ibrutinib in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Natalie Galanina, MD, of The University of Chicago
A Combination of BTK and HSP90 inhibition in relapsed NHL/CLL

Alex Herrera, MD of Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
A Phase I Study of Pembrolizumab Plus Vorinostat for Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, and Hodgkin Lymphoma

Peter Riedell, MD of The University of Chicago
ACP-196 + immunochemotherapy and autologous stem-cell transplant in mantle cell lymphoma

Gita Thanarajasingam, MD of The Mayo Clinic, Rochester
A novel longitudinal approach to adverse event analysis in lymphoma clinical trials

Applications for the 2017 LCRMP Workshop will open in June. Email to be included on the grant announcement list.

To learn more about the Lymphoma Research Foundation research program, or the research and investigators supported by the Foundation please click here.

To read about other Featured Researchers, including the 2015 LRF Scholars, click here.