Frederick Lab and Georgetown launch research, education collaboration

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A collaboration between Georgetown University and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research aims to expand research and training missions in the biomedical sciences for both institutions.

Representatives from Georgetown and the Frederick National Laboratory signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for appointments and exchange of scientific staff, sabbatical opportunities, student training, postdoctoral fellowships and student internships aimed at enhancing the institutions’ quality of science, technology, and education.

The new framework builds on past collaborations between Georgetown and Frederick researchers and formalizes an ongoing relationship.


President Joe Biden’s proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency-Health would be a welcome partner to NCI—particularly in conducting large, collaborative clinical investigations, NCI Director Ned Sharpless said.“I think having ARPA-H as part of the NIH is good for the NCI,” Sharpless said April 11 in his remarks at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. “How this would fit with the ongoing efforts in cancer at the NCI is still something to work out.”