Faculty & Professionals

Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center offers two Career Development Programs to encourage and support young investigators. We also host a diverse set of development and networking opportunities for faculty and professionals including seminars, forums, and symposia.

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  • Grantsmanship Program

    The Education and Training Office is committed to the career development of junior investigators who conduct basic, clinical, and translational research. In support of this goal, a new grant-writing program was initiated for junior investigators to participate in small group interactive grantsmanship coaching to construct a fundable proposal.

  • Mentoring Groups

    Mentoring groups are comprised of senior Simmons Cancer Center faculty who support the career development of junior investigators. These mentorship groups are tasked with providing guidance, grant review, and evaluation of progress for junior members.

For more information on upcoming program meetings, please SCCCEducation@utsouthwestern.edu SCCC Education.

Advanced Practice Provider Oncology Fellowship Program

APP Oncology Fellows

The inaugural cohort of the Simmons Cancer Center Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Oncology Fellowship Program started in July 2021, with two APP oncology fellows, Jolene Zhixin Jiang, MPAS, PA-C, and Samantha Thompson,MPAS, PA-C. The APP Oncology Fellowship provides a 12-month structured post-graduate education program to prepare acute care nurse practitioners and physician assistants with the expertise necessary to provide high-quality care in the complex environment of oncology. During the APP Oncology Fellowship, the fellows will complete rotations through oncology subspecialties and gain experience within the multidisciplinary teams. In addition to clinical rotations, the fellows will receive didactic education by subject matter experts, as well as training through the UT Southwestern Simulation Center. Please Sheeba.Cantanelli@UTSouthwestern.edu APP Oncology Fellowship Program Director, Sheeba Cantanelli, MPAS, PA-C., with additional questions.

Research Symposia and Continuing Education

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UT Southwestern and the Simmons Cancer Center have created a variety of regularly scheduled continuing education and grand rounds conferences, along with training programs and other events, for UT Southwestern faculty, staff, and students, and area physicians. Information about these programs is available through Continuing Medical Education.