Physician Assistant, Clinical Pharmacy, and Clinical Research Coordinator Rotations

Clinic Founder, President, and Oncologist Dr. John D. Powderly MD is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Powderly and the Clinic have hosted rotating students from various clinical programs throughout North Carolina including Campbell University, Wingate University, and Duke University.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The mission of our Postdoctoral Fellowship is to educate and train local scientists in translational cancer research that can be applied from bench to bedside. Our Tumor Immunology Postdoctoral Fellowship offers scientists the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research using primary patient immune and tumor biosamples and our complement of state-of-the-art instruments. Standard Postdoctoral appointments are 2.5 years with opportunities for merit-based raises and transition into HAL leadership positions.

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Clinical and Laboratory Shadowing

CBOI and HAL are happy to offer local students and prospective employees the opportunity to schedule shadowing sessions in both clinical and translational research departments.

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Undergraduate Summer Internship in Immunotherapy

Motivated rising junior and senior undergraduates are encouraged to apply for this program which teaches the fundamental principles of ImmunoOncology and Tumor Immunology through didactic lectures, technical training, and completion of a mentored translational research project. Students will also rotate through other departments within the Clinic, engage with guest speakers from academia and industry, and complete a manuscript-style final report. Preference is given to upperclassmen undergraduates attending college or university in the Carolinas and majoring in STEM disciplines including, but not limited to biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, and genetics.

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Meet our 2020 Summer Interns:

Andrew Feld

Davidson College

Emily Plumb

Clemson University

Adam Pecoraro

NC State University
Molecular & Cellular Biology

Meaghan Quinn

UNC Chapel Hill
Biomedical Engineering

Megan Sandry

NC State University
Biomedical Engineering

J. Scott Lynn

Clemson University



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I spent a month at CBOI during my 4th year clinical rotations while in pharmacy school at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and it was the perfect blend of both of my graduate level degrees! I was able to use my pharmacy knowledge in interdisciplinary direct patient care activities alongside Dr. Powderly, the PAs, and the nurses during conversations with patients, as well as in the IV room preparing investigational products alongside pharmacy technicians. I was also able to utilize my clinical research skillset in discussions with study coordinators regarding topics such as patient recruitment, informed consent procedures, and data collection updates. The employees at CBOI are not only excellent in providing optimal patient care, but they also care deeply about education and the training of future healthcare professionals and researchers.

Diana Charles, PharmD, MSCR, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center
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As an intern fresh out of college, the entire CBI staff was approachable, encouraging, and immediately supportive of my immersion into the complex world of clinical research. I was given numerous opportunities to expand my skill set, and as my experience grew these included opportunities to gain more autonomy through professional promotion. This unique clinical experience not only set me apart during interviews, but it also provided a reservoir of knowledge that I continue to pull from in my education as a future healthcare provider. It was an honor and a privilege to serve such an inspiring patient population alongside Dr. Powderly’s knowledgeable, dedicated team.

Elizabeth Mappus, BS, MS, Physician Assistant Studies - Wake Forest University

During my summer 2019 internship at CBOI, I was given the unique opportunity to both participate directly in biomedical research and experience patient care. Under the direct mentorship of a passionate and diverse team of researchers, my internship team was able to design and perform a research project using state-of-the-art cell therapy techniques and instruments. Shadowing Dr. Powderly and his staff, I was able to observe first-hand the processes involved in running a phase I cancer clinical trial.

Christopher Wu, BS, Graduate Research Employment Program - Mayo Clinic