Career Round Tables

CABTRAC is pleased to present Career Round Tables with Dr. Heather K. Beasley as a monthly Zoom event on the last Tuesday of each month. Join us to learn more about actual experiences in navigating career paths as presented by former cancer research trainees now in their chosen careers. Trainees in cancer training programs at CABTRAC member institutions are invited to participate in the interactive monthly events.

Tuesday, June 28 at 4-5pm ET / 3-4p CT / 2-3pm MT / 1-2pm PT
Meet Dr. Chanelle Case Borden, Associate Director of Training Programs, Office of Training and Education at NCI’s Center for Cancer Training, and
Dr. Mike Humphries, Head of Lung Cancer, Global Medical Affairs at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

Space is limited to the first 100 cancer-related trainees at member institutions – please register using your school email address; non-member registrations will be cancelled. Registration opens June 6 and closes June 28 at noon ET. Registration now closed

Chanelle Case Borden, Ph.D. – Associate Director of Training Programs, National Cancer Institute
Chanelle works at the NCI as the Associate Director of Training Programs for the Center for Cancer Training (CCT). In her role, she works in the areas of outreach, recruitment, and retention to ensure that there is a diverse biomedical workforce. In addition to providing career and professional development support to trainees, she also leads several efforts to recruit prospective trainees, participates in NCI-wide diversity initiatives, and coordinates training initiatives across NCI divisions. Chanelle also serves as Program Manager for several fellow-focused groups, including the NCI Education and Outreach Program and the NCI Cancer Community Partnership. Prior to her role in CCT, she completed a postdoc at the NCI studying transcription and cell cycle regulation and earned her PhD at George Washington University in collaboration with the NIH via the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program.

Mike Humphries, Ph.D. – Senior Scientific Director, Head of Lung Cancer, Global Medical Affairs Oncology
Mike completed his Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral training at the University of Colorado in Cellular and Developmental Biology . He has developed extensive experience in drug discovery, early development, and medical affairs in roles for several companies including Array Biopharma, Bayer, and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals. Mike has been with Takeda for over six years where he has developed expertise founded in precision medicine in oncology focused toward lung cancer. In his current role, Mike leads the lung franchise for global medical affairs by designing the medical strategy, the KOL engagement plan as well as the evidence generation plan that align with this strategy, and delivering on medical tactics. He is based in Denver, Colorado where he lives close to the mountains with his wife and two children. He is an avid rock climber, skier, and a general enthusiast of mountain lifestyle.

Schedule Registration opens the 1st of each month:

Tuesday, July 26 at 4-5pm ET / 3-4p CT / 2-3pm MT / 1-2pm PT
Meet David Vaught, Scientific Review Manager at Susan G. Komen, and
Luke Drury, Clinical Laboratory Director at PreventionGenetics

Tuesday, August 30 at 4-5pm ET / 3-4p CT / 2-3pm MT / 1-2pm PT
Eliot Fletcher Sananikone, US Government Accountability Office, and US Army CBRN Response Enterprise Commander; and
Kedar Vaidya, Associate Director of Pharmacology and Early Development (Oncology) at Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Tuesday, September 27 at 4-5pm ET / 3-4p CT / 2-3pm MT / 1-2pm PT
Gabrielle Rushing, PhD, Director of Research, TSC Alliance, and
Douglas R. Hurst, PhD, Scientific Director, Biochemistry and Immunology of Cancer, American Cancer Society

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