- SWOG Research Support Opportunities
- Young Investigator Training Course [YITC]
- Dr. Charles A. Coltman, Jr., Fellowship Program
- Clinical Research Associate Clinical Trials Training Course [CTTC]
- SWOG Latin American Initiative
- Past Coltman Fellows
- Past Young Investigators
- Past SWOG Development Award Recipients
- SWOG Patient Advocates
Young Investigator Training Course [YITC]
To date, SWOG’s nationally acclaimed Young Investigator Training Course has provided intensive mentorship and career support to seventy-three investigators launching careers in clinical research. The YITC is a three-day course providing detailed instruction in protocol development, trial management, and statistical analysis. The program is designed to build an infrastructure of trained clinical trial investigators with a thorough understanding of Group procedures and the ability to efficiently develop scientifically meaningful priority studies.
Upon completing a rigorous and competitive application process, which includes writing an original research proposal for a SWOG Phase II or III trial, four to six Young Investigators are selected from member institutions to participate in the training course. Conducted each fall at SWOG’s statistical center in Seattle, YITC presents a unique opportunity for SWOG’s senior physician researchers, scientists and statisticians to interact with the Young Investigators and help provide the knowledge needed to pursue clinical research. Each one of the Young Investigators receives specific individual review of his or her research proposal, with the goal of enhancing the proposal as a viable research plan for the Group to pursue.
At the conclusion of the course, investigators will have designed a clinical trial protocol, which is then reviewed by SWOG’s leadership. If the protocol is deemed to have sufficient merit and relevance within the specific disease committee, the Young Investigator becomes the study coordinator of the trial, receiving ongoing mentorship from SWOG leaders. As SWOG recognizes the importance of continuing to train these new researchers, each Young Investigator is provided additional funding to attend a national meeting, such as ASCO, and the subsequent two Group meetings. Participants are also encouraged to apply for one of the Coltman fellowships in either translational medicine or clinical research. The selection committee of the Coltman Fellowship Program encourages participation in YITC prior to fellowship application.
Please note: In compliance with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, components of this program (travel, meals, educational materials) may require reports of payment or transfer of value provided to all US licensed physicians. The Foundation will alert grantees should regulations mandate reporting.