UCSF CaPSURE Scholars Program

UCSF CaPSURE Scholars Program

***This program is not accepting applications at this time.  Please check this site later this year for updates***

 

The CaPSURE™ Study seeks applicants annually for the UCSF CaPSURE™ Scholars Program in Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research. The goals of the scholarship are to advance prostate cancer research and to support the career development of young investigators. Research topics include clinical outcomes, utilization of health care resources and quality of life.

Since 1999, scholarships have been offered to qualified residents and fellows at accredited US training institutions. Scholars, working from their home institutions, formulate research plans under the mentorship of senior CaPSURE™ investigators. Mentoring is conducted through email, telephone consultations and in-person meetings. Scholars, UCSF statistical analysts and mentors work together to complete the project within the study year.

Each Scholar receives a monetary stipend to fund presentation of results at a national meeting. Results also are submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The UCSF CaPSURE™ Scholars Program is administered by the UCSF Department of Urology and funded in part by an independent educational grant from Abbott. Additional information about the CaPSURE™ Study can be found on our research section.

Overview of Study Year

Scholar Responsibilities
Each Scholar:
• Participates in the program from his/her home institution
• Identifies a local mentor who is familiar with prostate cancer clinical care, outcomes research, or health services research and who is able to provide ongoing research supervision during his/her study year
• Is assigned a national mentor from the group of faculty participating in CaPSURE™
• Is assigned a UCSF statistical analyst to work with on plans for data analysis and interpretation of results
• Is oriented to the CaPSURE™ database via conference call and the web at the start of the study year
• Specifies research interests and plans a project with his/her project group consisting of himself/herself, national and local mentors, and the statistical analyst
• Receives a travel stipend to defray costs of attending a national meeting to present an abstract
• Works with his/her project group to complete the project goals within the study year

Project Group Responsibilities
Each Scholar and his/her project group members:
• Meet via email, conference call or at a national or regional meeting
• Develop specific research questions and determine a time line to accomplish goals throughout the study year
• Submit at least one abstract to a national professional meeting (deadlines are in the fall for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Genitourinary Cancer Symposium and the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting)
• Attend that meeting to present the project results via oral or poster presentation
• Set up target dates for completion of a manuscript after an abstract has been submitted
• Write and publish a manuscript as first author in an appropriate peer-reviewed journal (e.g. Journal of Urology, Journal of Clinical Oncology).

Mentors
National mentors have extensive experience in prostate cancer research and with the CaPSURE™ project. A listing of all current mentors is to the left.

Application Process

Requirements
Applicants:
• Must identify a local mentor at the time of application
• Must propose a research project
• Are selected by senior leadership of the CaPSURE™ study based on previous research experience, letters of support, seniority in post-graduate study (5th and 6th year residents and post-residency fellows are given priority), and the suitability of personal research interests for the CaPSURE™ database

Key dates:
• Applications accepted: Not at this time 
• Applicants are notified of decisions 4-6 weeks after deadline 
• Study year: July through June
Application Materials

Applicants must provide:
• An application (download from this link)
• A curriculum vitae
• A one-page statement describing previous research experience, career goals, and how the scholarship would support those goals. Include one paragraph describing a topic you would like to study using CaPSURE data.
• Two letters of recommendation with salutation to Peter Carroll, MD, MPH.
Urology residents and fellows: Letters of support from the applicant's local mentor and training program director
Medical students and fellows in disciplines other than urology: Letters of support from faculty members at the applicant's institution who are familiar with his/her academic background and who are able to address applicant's potential for a career in prostate cancer research

APPLICANTS
Submit application, CV, and personal statement by email to the UCSF Capsure Scholars Program (capsurescholars@urology.ucsf.edu)

REFERENCES
Send confidential reference report and letter of recommendation by express delivery to:

Express Delivery:
UCSF CaPSURE™ Scholars Program
Room A618, Department of Urology
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel: 415/353-7424

CaPSURE scholars are, or have been residents, fellows and postdocs from departments of urology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, and psychology throughout the US and Canada.

 

Current Scholars

2012-2013
Xavier García-de-Albéniz, MD
Doctoral student, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

William Sohn, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, University of California, Irvine, CA

Luke T Lavallée, B.Sc, MDCM
Resident, Department of Urology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Yolanda D. Tseng, MD
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard University, Boston, MA

 

Past Scholars

2010-2011
Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH
Fellow, Department of Medical Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Mohummad Minhaj Siddiqui, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Jeffrey Tomaszewski, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2009-2010
Karim Chamie, MD
Fellow, Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Kevin Choe, MD, PhD
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Charles Hsu, MD, PhD
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Alexander Kutikov, MD
Fellow, Urologic Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Matthew Resnick, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Jonathan Silberstein, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, University of California, San Diego, CA

2008-2009
Kelvin Moses, MD, PhD
Resident, Department of Urology, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Kevin Oh, MD
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Marc Smaldone, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Geoffrey Sonn, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Matthew Tollefson, MD
Fellow, Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2007-2008
Robert Abouassaly, MD
Resident, Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

Ronald C. Chen, MD
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

Vincent Fradet, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery (Urology), Laval University, Québec, QC, Canada

David J. Hernandez, MD
Resident, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD

Todd M. Morgan, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle WA

Wesley White, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville TN

2006-2007
Daniel Barocas, MD
Fellow, Department of Urology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN

Toni Choueiri, MD, MS
Fellow, Department of Medical Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Y. Mark Hong, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

George Huang, MD
Fellow, Department of Urology, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA

Irwin Lee, MD, PhD
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

Nicole Simone, MD
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda MD

Henry Tsai, MD
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

2005-2006
Piyush Agarwal, MD
Department of Urology, The University of Texas, Houston TX

Keith Bellizzi, PhD, MPH
Fellow, Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda MD

Stephen A. Boorjian, MD
Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

O. Kenneth Macdonald, MD
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT

Charles D. Scales, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC

Jay B. Shah, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, Columbia University, New York NY

Jonathan L. Wright, MD, MS
Department of Urology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle WA

2003-2004
Jason Anast, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, Washington University, St Louis, MO

Shelley Arredondo, MD, MPH
Resident in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UCSF

William Bassett, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston MA

Matthew Cooperberg, MD

Sangtae Park, MD
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Kirsten Greene, MD

2002-2003
James Hu, MD
Instructor in Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA

Tracy M. Downs, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Susan Rider Harlan, MD
Resident, Department of Radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT

Joseph Mitchell, MD
Resident, Department of Urology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston MA

1999-2001
Peter Langenstroer, MD, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin, Waukesha, WI

Theresa Koppie, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York NY

David Penson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Urology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN