Feb. 24, 2023
Arnethea Sutton selected for National Cancer Institute Early Investigator Advancement Program
Sutton, a VCU alum, is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences.
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Arnethea Sutton, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Sciences, has been named to the second cohort of the National Cancer Institute’s Early Investigator Advancement Program.
The EIAP aims to enhance professional skills, guide preparation of an R01 grant application, provide access to a mentoring and peer network, and grow a community of emerging independent investigators from diverse backgrounds. Ultimately, the EIAP looks to facilitate the transition from junior investigator to independent investigator. Sutton was one of 25 scholars from across the country selected for the EIAP.
Sutton, who studies the impact of sociodemographic, health care and psychosocial factors on racial disparities in cardiovascular toxicities experienced by breast cancer survivors, looks forward to the program.
“I hope to gain more support, in addition to what I receive here at VCU, that will be invaluable as I work toward my first R01,” Sutton said. “This program will provide a mentor(s) with expertise in disparities in cardiooncology, and it will keep me very focused given the number of one-on-one meetings and deadlines for varying components of the grant application.”
Sutton earned her Ph.D. in health related sciences from VCU in 2017, and most recently completed a T32 postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy at VCU.
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