Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) and the Albert Einstein Cancer Center (AECC) announced receipt of a $3.93 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for the prestigious Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology. This competitive NIH institutional research career development grant provides MECCC and AECC an average of $786,000 annually over 5 years, the largest amount given to any participating institution in the country.
The Calabresi Grant
This award is an innovative resource for clinicians and scientists to build invaluable skills geared toward true bench-to-bedside cancer therapeutic research. This is accomplished through a coordinated program of mentoring from senior AECC faculty, an established innovative series of formal courses provided by the Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore, and research projects with an interdisciplinary collaborative design. ■