The CARG Buddy Program was originally created to provide an avenue for junior researchers interested in advancing geriatric oncology to be paired with senior CARG members. The Program has grown to connect researchers new to the field of geriatric oncology or to a novel subject within geriatric oncology with senior researchers in the field. Through these connections, the Program aims to support the growth of geriatric oncology researchers.
The overarching goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for new CARG members (or others who feel the need to reconnect) to connect with an established CARG member to provide an introduction to the CARG community/infrastructure, and serve as an advisor to facilitate career development, sponsorship, collaboration, and/or networking in the field of cancer and aging.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A BUDDY?
Each CARG Buddy relationship varies and can be tailored to your needs and interests. You can discuss what you are looking for in your first meeting. We suggest talking at least twice per year if possible. We also encourage touching base at in-person meetings that you might both be attending such as ASCO, ASH, and SIOG when possible. The relationship can be informal and meetings infrequent or can evolve into a more formal mentoring relationship related to specific projects (see some examples below). Either way, we know you will enjoy getting to know one another and hope this provides an opportunity for networking, career advice and sponsorship.
CARG BUDDY PROGRAM APPLICATION
If you are interested in matching with a CARG Buddy, please submit your inquiry HERE.
If you are interested in participating as a “senior” CARG Buddy, please email CARinG@coh.org. We receive requests from all levels and encourage anyone interested to reach out.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Read more about our CARG Buddy highlights in the Cancer and Aging Research Report
- Spring 2020: Dr. William Dale & Dr. Clark DuMontier
- Summer 2020: Dr. Heidi Klepin & Dr. Shelley Bluethmann
- Fall 2020: Drs. Supriya Mohile and Allison Magnuson & Dr. Kadambi
- Winter 2021: Dr. Efrat Dotan & Dr. Sukeshi Arora
- Spring 2021: Dr. Harvey Cohen & Dr. Melisa Wong
- Summer 2021: Dr. Tanya Wildes & Dr. Thuy Koll
- Winter 2021: Dr. Christian Nelson & Dr. Kelly Trevino
CARG Buddy Program Task Force
The function of the CARG Buddy Program Task Force is to match, oversee and support the mission of the CARG Buddy Program while integrating opportunities for enhancement/adaptations into the CARG infrastructure, making recommendations to CARG leadership, assessing outcomes, and collaborating with CARinG Cores to enhance effectiveness of the program.
MEMBERS OF THE CARG BUDDY PROGRAM TASK FORCE
- Reena Jayani, MD, MSCI (Chair)
- Heidi Klepin, MD, MS (PI Liaison)
- Allison Magnuson, DO
- Aminah Jatoi, MD
- June McKoy, MD, MPH, JD, MBA
- Manvi Sharma, RPh, MBA, PhD
- Melissa Loh, MBBCh, BAO, MS
- Nikesha Gilmore, PhD
- Tina Hsu, MD, FRCPC
- Dori M. Beeler, PhD
- Clark DuMontier, MD, MPH
CARG BUDDY PROGRAM TASK FORCE MEMBER APPLICATION
If you are interested in joining the CARG Buddy Program Task Force, please email CARinG@coh.org.