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CCR Fellows and Young Investigators Association

The CCR Fellows & Young Investigators (CCR-FYI) Association was organized by non-tenured and non-tenure-track M.D.s, Ph.D.s or the equivalent, graduate students, and predoctoral intramural scientists to foster the professional advancement of member clinicians and scientists at CCR.

We work to:

  • Organize and promote educational activities such as training courses and seminars
  • Identify potential employment opportunities in traditional and non-traditional career paths
  • Organize the annual CCR-FYI Colloquium
  • Help orient new trainees
  • Facilitate communication among members

CCR-FYI enhances the intramural training program, fosters communication among fellows and the CCR research community, and serves as a liaison to CCR senior management on programs affecting the training experience. 

Read the Fall 2020 Newsletter

Steering Committee

CCR-FYI Officers 2020-2021

2021 Meetings

January 28

February 25

March 25

April 29

May 27

June 24

July 29

August 26

September 30

October 28

November 18 (moved a week earlier due to Thanksgiving holiday)

December 16 (moved due to year-end holidays)

All meetings are scheduled on the last Thursday of every month at 11:00 AM through Microsoft Team Meeting.  For more details, please visit the CCR FYI wiki page at

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The Annual CCR-FYI Colloquium has been one of the most ambitious programs implemented by the CCR-FYI committee. Implemented in 2001, it has since become a long-standing component of the training program for more than 800 current intramural scientists. This Colloquium is organized by CCR fellows with the help of the Center for Cancer Training within Office of Training and Education, CCR. The goals for the CCR-FYI Colloquium are to provide a forum to learn about the exciting groundbreaking research at the NCI and other institutions, to provide an opportunity for fellows to present their work to their peers and to allow young scientists a chance to explore potential career paths. To achieve these goals, each year, we invite basic and clinical cancer researchers and investigators from various research institutes across USA (both intramural and extramural) as guest speakers to share their work and interact with CCR fellows. The Colloquium provides an opportunity to all CCR fellows to present their scientific work by participating in oral and poster presentations. We organize workshops that aim to help CCR fellows improve and enhance their marketable skills. We also invite panelists from all aspects of the scientific community to provide our fellows with the opportunity to learn about the assortment of career paths available to them to make the next giant leap in their future. Additionally, our survivorship speaker program gives CCR fellows an in-depth understanding of the life of a cancer survivor and helps us all understand the purpose for our work in cancer biology.

Fellows Seminar Series

Are you interested in improving your speaking and presentation skills? If so plan to attend and participate in the CCR Fellows' Seminar Series sponsored by the CCT Office of Training and Education and CCR-FYI on both the Frederick and Bethesda campuses.

Bethesda - Fellows PASS (Presentation Skills Seminar)

PASS (Presentation and Seminar Skills) is a 2-part monthly series that is open to all CCR scientists. Participants are given the opportunity to both practice and polish their presentation skills. Initially, fellows go through their presentation with Scott Morgan during a one-on-one tutoring session, where Scott provides feedback on style, content, delivery of message, etc. A week or two later, the participant presents his/her talk in front of colleagues and receives additional constructive feedback. Scott attends and provides additional feedback following the presentation. Scott has more than 15 years of valuable experience in science communication and has recently co-authored a book, "Speaking about Science". We will work with the fellow and Scott to arrange the tutoring session and follow-up presentation. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who wishes to improve his/her presentation skills either for a meeting presentation or job talk.

For more information or to sign up, contact Sarwat Naz.

Frederick - Fellow Seminar Series

The Frederick National Lab Postdoc Seminar Series is a bi-weekly virtual WebEx series that follows the Frederick Faculty Seminar Series on alternating Wednesdays. Our seminar series provides fellows the opportunity to hone their scientific communication skills while receiving constructive feedback on their science and presentation from their peers and from principal investigators. We aim to bring the postdoc community together in an effort to highlight the excellent research done by postdocs while fostering interactions and forming new collaborations. We are graciously supported by the CCR Office of the Director, CCT Office of Training and Education and the CCR-FYI Steering Committee.

For more information contact Babul Ram or Kuo-Hui Su.

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