The Tisch Cancer Institute

Training and Education

Cancer Research Career Enhancement and Related Activities Core 

The mission of the Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI) CRCE Core is to coordinate and enhance cancer research education and training opportunities to develop future leaders in cancer research and treatment. By the integration and coordination of TCI specific efforts, the Icahn School of Medicine (ISMMS), the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and in conjunction with various Mount Sinai entities, we are poised to successfully launch or further the careers of emerging and established cancer researchers and allied healthcare professionals.

medical professionals testing materials

In partnership with the Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) at the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) at Mount Sinai the TCI has provided the Sherman Scholars program funding for two high school students to engage in cancer research early. Students are mentored in a TCI member cancer research laboratories. Future curricular expansion in Cancer Biology and Cancer Medicine will be integrated into the preceding summer course focused on tools of molecular and cellular biology and biotechnology, designed to prepare students to participate in meaningful research experiences during the subsequent summer lab placement.

The ECDC committee provides a forum to harness the wealth of scientific and mentoring capabilities of the TCI faculty to positively impact and advance the research potential of talented students across the continuum of trainees, with the potential to pursue cancer research and promising emerging cancer investigators.  The committee is charged with the identification of important gaps in knowledge of the broader TCI research community regarding specific malignant disease pathogenesis and disparities of relevance to our community and to develop novel curricular activities to address these needs. Three ECDC subcommittees, which report to the parent ECDC, have been formed to provide strategic guidance and recommendations concerning specific constituents in the larger community of TCI trainees, and to best inform policies, program development, targeted investments and the mission of the ECDC. The ECDC subcommittee on Cancer Biology PhD candidates in Biomedical Science, facilitates the delineation of needed educational enhancement activities to further advance cancer research career development of Cancer Biology PhD candidates.  The ECDC Subcommittee on Diversity, provides recommendations to best advocate and foster the recruitment and retention of talented underrepresented minority cancer researchers and promote evidenced based knowledge regarding cancer disparities among TCI cancer investigators. The ECDC Research Advisory Subcommittee charged with advancing career development of physician scientist cancer researchers.