NCI/AcademyHealth Healthcare Delivery Research Visiting Scholars Program
In 2017, the Healthcare Delivery Research Program launched the NCI/AcademyHealth Healthcare Delivery Research Visiting Scholars Program in partnership with AcademyHealth. Through a rigorous application process, mid-level researchers are selected to participate in a year-long, funded, part-time opportunity to develop and pursue new research aims that advance both their own career goals and the field of cancer care delivery research more broadly. This program also serves the purpose of bringing knowledgeable experts in healthcare delivery research to NCI and also training researchers to understand NCI and utilize federal resources and data. Selected scholars collaborate closely with HDRP staff and are also given access to AcademyHealth programmatic activities to broaden or strengthen their professional networks.
The application cycle for the NCI/AcademyHealth Healthcare Delivery Research Visiting Scholars Program is now closed.
2021-2022 Selected Scholar
Virginia Sun, PhD, RN
Associate Professor in the Department of Population Sciences and the Department of Surgery
City of Hope
Virginia Sun, PhD, RN is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Sciences and the Department of Surgery at City of Hope. Her research is focused on developing and testing interventions to improve outcomes and healthcare delivery for patients with cancer and their support persons/informal caregivers. This program of research is specifically focused on solid malignancies, cancer surgery, cancer survivorship, and older adults with cancer.
Please see our listing of previous visiting scholars for recordings of their projects and experience.