Office of Cancer Research Career Development

The Office of Cancer Research Development (OCRCD) is led by Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD. In addition to directing training and education, Blobe is co-leader of the Solid Tumor Therapeutics program, serves on the MSTP Steering and Admissions committees and directs the Lefkowitz Society, a Duke School of Medicine post-graduate program for physician-scientists.

OCRD Steering Committee

Name

CCSG Role

Educational Role

DCI Director
DCI Director
Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics
DCI Associate Director for Training and Education
Vice Director for Basic Science; Associate Director, Core Resources
Associate Dean for Faculty Mentoring
 
Director of the DCI Office of Health Equity and Disparities
CTSA, Director of the Community Connections and Collaborations Core
Co-Leader, Cancer Genetics and Genomics
PI, Cellular and Molecular Biology (T32-GM007184)
Co-Leader Tumor Biology

Former President, Member, Cancer Biology Training Consortium (CABTRAC)

Member, Cancer Control and Population Sciences
CTSA, Director KL2 Research Career Development Program, Director of the Duke Center for REsearch to AdvanCe Healthcare Equity (REACH)
Member, Neuro-Oncology
Fellowship Director, Neurosurgery
Member, Cancer Genetics and Genomics
PI, Molecular Genomics (T32-HG008955)
Co-Leader, Women’s Cancers
Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Member, Hematological Malignancies

PI, Hematology Training Program (T32 HL007057)

Overview

Gerard Blobe, MD, PhDDuke Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Research Career Development (OCRCD) is embedded within the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University Health System, providing a rich, diverse academic environment committed to education, training, research, and clinical care of cancer patients. Duke University also has top-ranked graduate and residency programs and a diverse faculty providing an abundance of qualified and seasoned mentors for our trainees. Duke University, Duke Health and the DCI are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion, with Duke University ranking third in the nation for research universities in matriculating African American students, and underrepresented minorities representing 20 percent of our medical students and 13 percent of our residents.

The OCRCD coordinates and develops innovative cancer-focused career enhancement activities across Duke University and Duke Health, while leveraging existing resources, to provide students, trainees and DCI members and staff with a comprehensive range of educational, mentoring, and career development resources. The goal of these efforts is to develop a well trained and diverse workforce equipped to handle the challenges of cancer research and clinical care.

The resources at Duke University and the Duke University Medical School that form the foundation for the OCRCD include:

The OCRCD supports cancer-oriented trainees across the training continuum, from high school students to junior faculty, by leveraging DCI-specific efforts with the broad array of educational and mentoring resources already available in this rich environment. Overall, the DCI has made direct investments of $3.9 million dollars in training and education over the past four years.

Training & Career Development Opportunities