The SWOG Young Investigator Training Course was established in 1999 to provide early career SWOG Cancer Research Network members the opportunity to work one-on-one with group leaders to develop rigorous, relevant, and feasible trial concepts to launch within the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network.
Executive leadership have selected six 2019 young investigators from across the network:
Arya Amini, MD
City of Hope
José Rodrigo Espinosa Fernández, MD
Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INCAN), Mexico
Leah Ferrucci, PhD, MPH
Yale School of Public Health
Brian Hess, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Benjamin Maughan, MD
University of Utah
Jing Christine Ye, MD, MSc
University of Michigan
As of fall 2018, former SWOG young investigators had gone on to lead 45 clinical trials within the NCTN.
To learn more about the program’s impact, see SWOG Chair Dr. Charles Blanke’s Front Line blog post.