Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Training Workshop- Notive of Intent to Apply Due by Dec. 16, 2019

12.16.2019 12:00 pm - 01.15.2020 12:00 am


Transdisciplinary (TD) Training Opportunity in Energetics and Cancer!

 We are into our 4th year of building a diverse community of TD researchers including those interested in cancer disparities and invite you to apply to our mentored program: The Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Training Workshop. The Workshop builds upon the NCI TREC Initiative and covers topics across the cancer control and T0-T4 continuua.

Funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and led by Yale University’s Dr. Melinda Irwin with a Senior Advisory Board and an expert international faculty, this program builds capacity in TD energetics and cancer research and is designed for early career investigators (i.e., junior faculty and postdocs). This 5-day, in residence Workshop is offered annually and places emphasis on developing and applying TD competencies focused on energetics (i.e., obesity, diet and exercise) and cancer. Faculty span an array of professional disciplines, from basic scientists to clinicians to behavioral and population scientists. Formal didactic learning is integrated with one-on-one dialog and small group discussions to enable fellows to learn from each other, from faculty, and to develop a TD network.

The 4th annual course will be held June 21-26, 2020 at Water’s Edge Resort, Westbrook, CT, U.S.A.

Costs will be covered (excluding ground transportation).

Notification of Intent to apply (very simple, informal email) is due no later than Monday, December 16, 2019.

Full application is due no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

For more detail and to apply, visit

Below are a few of many testimonials as voiced by our previous cohorts.

***** Testimonials ********

This was an amazing experience and completely unique. (Fellow)

This workshop reaffirmed my commitment to energy balance and cancer research. Connecting with experts in the field and gaining their input into developing ideas was critical. (Fellow)

This training and networking was awesome! There was clearly a cumulative effect of 6 days together. (Fellow)

The caliber of trainees and faculty is amazing. What a treat to be able to interact with this group. (Faculty)

A meeting unlike any other. Many opportunities for networking and collaboration. Highly recommend! (Fellow)

The TREC Workshop was incredibly helpful. I learned about grant writing, transdisciplinary research, and gained more knowledge in the field in one week than I could have in one year. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet experts in energy balance who are there to educate and mentor young investigators. I’ve kept in touch with a few of the faculty and co-fellows, and I hope to keep these relationships for years to come. (Fellow)

Caliber of faculty & fellows = amazing week of high-quality science, networking, career advice, collaboration! (Fellow)

High bar to meet going forward! Kudos all around! (Faculty)

The networking and collaborative opportunities at this meeting are unmatched! (Fellow)

The TREC Workshop experience was phenomenal. The opportunity to be in a small group setting with such important thought leaders in the field of energy balance was unique and invaluable. The curriculum was well-thought out and balanced, covering all components of this transdisciplinary field. There was also plenty of time for informal networking and brainstorming. (Fellow)