Junior CARG 2023 Career Development Workshop Recap

Sponsored by the Junior CARG Co-chairs, Drs. Nikesha Gilmore and Shakira Grant, the workshop nurtures early-stage researchers in geriatric oncology and fosters a collective identity and cohesiveness among CARG investigators. The 1.5-hour workshop included a Keynote presentation, Q&A, and a breakout session focused on Specific Aims Review, Specific Aims Q&A, Transition from Early to Mid-career, and Resilience and Work/Life Balance.

The virtual workshop was held on October 24th, 2023. Please see below the video recording of the keynote presentation and the accompanying slides from the workshop.

Objective: Beyond Boundaries – Navigating the Intersectionality of Cancer, Aging, and Diverse Identities

-Welcoming Remarks: Drs. William Dale and Nikesha Gilmore (10 mins)
-Keynote Presentation: Dr. Marquita Lewis-Thames (20 mins)
-Q&A (10 mins)
-Breakout Room Session (40 mins)
-Closing Remarks: Dr. Nikesha Gilmore (10 mins)

Keynote Presentation: Advancing Community Engagement and Equity in Rural Cancer Control: A Focus on Geographical and Digital Equity for Rural Older Cancer Survivors

-Slides: Career Development Workshop Slides

Additional Resource: Why four scientists spent a year saying no (

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