CIIRC Funding Opportunities

Mentees in Infection and Cancer Research: A New Frontier in Cancer Prevention and Control:

Dr. Anna Giuliano, Founding Director of Moffitt’s Center for Infection Research in Cancer (CIRC), received a K05 Established Investigator award from the NCI in 2014 to expand research efforts in infection-related cancers and to recruit and train the next generation of researchers in this field. This grant supports five mentees (postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, research scientists, or junior faculty) per year, providing $5,000 for each to pursue additional training, attend conferences, or cover research costs (supplies, statistical analysis, other staff support). Each mentee is expected to meet with Dr. Giuliano once per month to review progress toward goals and is also expected to meet monthly with a designated Co-Mentor who has complementary expertise in the mentee’s field of interest and can help guide the mentee’s career in this area. Applications for the program will be posted here mid-May.

CIRC Pilot Projects:

CIRC developed an intramural grant program to fund pilot projects that will bring together the multidisciplinary strengths of Moffitt to meet the goals of the CIRC. This funding opportunity aims to:

  • Increase research in the area of infection and cancer.
  • Encourage new multidisciplinary collaborations.
  • Encourage translational research projects.
  • Generate pilot data that can lead to an R21 or R01 funded project in the area of infection and cancer.

CIRC Grants Funded in 2014:
“Paving the road to molecular immunofluorescent anoscopic screening and surveillance: A pilot study”
PIs: David Shibata, MD and Erin Siegel, PhD
“Role of cancer stem cells in the genesis of H. pylori-related gastric cancer compared to H. pylori-unrelated gastric cancer in Colombia and U.S. populations”
PI: Domenico Coppola, MD
“The role of HHV-6 in the etiology of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma”
PIs: Peter Medveczky, PhD and Lubomir Sokol, MD
“Cutaneous viral infections in non-melanoma skin cancers among chronic lymphoid leukemia patients”
PI: Dana Rollison, PhD
“An infectious etiology of ovarian cancer: A pilot study”
PI: Johnathan Lancaster, MD, PhD
CIRC Grants Funded in 2013:
“Developing a brief communication intervention for family medicine residents to overcome parental barriers to HPV vaccination”
PI: Susan Vadaparampil, PhD