Five Weill Cornell Medicine instructors and junior faculty seeking to pursue independent research careers have received 2021 JumpStart Career Development awards.
The Jumpstart Program supports investigators during the critical period of career development spanning from the completion of research training to the early years on faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine. By providing one year of initial funding, with the opportunity of up to $300,000 over three years, the program aims to assist investigators as they apply for a National Institutes of Health K award, an early-career grant that lays the foundation to conduct independent research.
Dr. Nicholas Brady, an instructor in pathology and laboratory medicine, will study neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC), a particularly deadly form of the disease that can result from prior prostate cancer treatment. Building on his current research in Dr. David Rickman’s lab, Dr. Brady’s work uses mouse models and clinical samples to tease apart molecular processes driving NEPC development and discover biomarkers identifying patients most likely to develop the disease. He earned his doctorate from the University of Minnesota.