New for 2019, CABTRAC teamed up with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center to offer the Diversity Pipeline Programs Meeting on Friday, October 11. This Meeting was held at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) facility located at the Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street. This portion of the Retreat was sponsored by Becton Dickinson and Company.
The Pipeline Meeting brought together current pipeline program leaders, funders and trainees from the greater Baltimore area with those interested in supporting a rich, multidisciplinary cancer training and education environment in their own communities.
The Pipeline Meeting exchanged best practices, identified shared needs, and explored opportunities for collaboration. Pipeline programs from regional and national cancer centers that span middle and high school through undergraduate, Post-Bacc and graduate education were represented.
The Pipeline meeting hosted a poster session for Baltimore-area future scientists and a combined Speed Mentoring Session with trainees and students from across the country.
Consideration will be taken to plan the next Diversity Pipeline Programs meeting as a continued part of the CABTRAC Retreat or as a new stand-alone conference, as well as if it would be best served as an annual program or every few years. Please contact Dr. Bret Hassel directly with questions or comments on the Diversity Pipeline Programs meeting: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 410-328-2344
Shared presentations from the Pipeline Meeting:
Dr. Greg Carey, UMGCCC- STAR PREP
Dr. Eileen Dolan, EYES on Cancer Program
Dr. Mark Jackson, Youth Engaged in Science
Dr. Christine Hohmann, BUILD ASCEND Program
Drs. Gia Grier-McGinnis & Elizabeth Parker, UMB CURE programs