Our strongest hope for identifying a cure for bladder cancer comes through the support of basic and clinical/translational research. For this reason, the Albert Institute is committed to the mentorship and training of the next generation of bladder cancer researchers.
In order to take full advantage of the scientific and clinical expertise assembled by our organization, the Albert Institute hosts 2-3 mentored summer fellows per year. In conjunction with experts in bladder cancer research who serve as mentors, these fellows work on specific laboratory projects geared toward developing a working knowledge of this disease. Successful fellows will apply basic and clinical science to address significant issues associated with this disease in a translational manner. Importantly, all of this is done in an effort to train the next generation of scientific leaders to identify a cure for bladder cancer.
The current program is limited to medical students between their first and second year of training. Fellows are required to present their work at the Annual Symposium.
The Institute has expanded fellowship opportunity to additional sites and fellows have worked in the labs of Drs. Taylor, DeGraff and Kamat with plans for continued growth in coming years.
The application cycle opens in January of each year with a submission deadline of January 31st. Applications should include a cover letter describing the applicant and interest in bladder cancer research, a 1-2 page description of the research/mentorship plan and a curriculum vitae. Please check back for important updates and opening of application cycle.