Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA)
NCI’s Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Awards (CCITLAs) recognize and support outstanding mid-career clinical investigators at NCI-Designated Cancer Centers who are working to improve the lives of people with cancer through extensive involvement in NCI-funded collaborative clinical trials and whose leadership, participation and activities promote clinical trials and research. Established in 2009, the intent of the award is to help retain investigators in academic clinical research settings. Each recipient is a full-time faculty member who is a board certified clinician and has practiced medicine three to ten years post-fellowship.
Each CCITLA recipient was nominated for the award by his/her Cancer Center Director on the basis of qualifications, interests, accomplishments and motivation, and based upon the nominee's intent and ability to promote a successful clinical research culture and to pursue an academic career in clinical research. The award provides partial salary support for two years for the awardee to engage in activities and efforts related to the award, with the awardee devoting at least 15 percent effort to the activities associated with this award.