Cardio-Oncology Working Group


To create a unique multidisciplinary group to foster a collaborative environment between researchers and clinicians who are interested in the field of cardio-oncology (cardiotoxicity of anticancer therapies) to improve the outcomes of cancer patients.

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The objectives of this working group are to advance cardio-oncology through basic and translational research and to foster early-career investigators.

Current areas of interest include:

  • Anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy
  • Proteasome inhibitor-related cardiotoxicity
  • Radiation therapy-related cardiotoxicity
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitor-related cardiotoxicities
  • Exercise intervention in cancer patients
  • Disparities in cardiotoxicity in cancer patients
  • Cardioprotective agents
  • Genetics of cardio-oncology

Meeting agenda items will vary and can include:

  • Presenting results of studies
  • Presentation and discussion of recent publications in the field
  • Identification of collaborators
  • Discussion to create additional collaborative grant applications
  • Presentation of early-stage ideas for feedback
  • Discussion to help strengthen proposals before submission to funding agencies
  • Presentation by an outside expert


For more information about the group, please contact co-chairs Katelyn A. Bruno, Ph.D., FHFSA, or Yan Gong, Ph.D.

Katelyn A Bruno

Katelyn A Bruno PhD, FHFSA, FACC

Assistant Professor Of Cardiovascular Medicine
Phone: (352) 273-9064
Yan Gong
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Yan Gong Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-6297

Working Group Committee

Demetra Christou

Demetra Christou, Ph.D., FAHA
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, UF College of Health and Human Performance
Phone: 352-294-1715


Lakeshia Cousin, Ph.D., APRN, AGPCNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Community and Health Systems Science, UF College of Nursing
Phone: 352-273-6318

Walter O’Dell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UF College of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
Phone: 352-265-7834


Ashley Smuder, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, UF College of Health & Human Performance
Phone: 352-294-1765

Jennifer Woodard

Jennifer Woodard, M.P.H., CCRP
Director, Office of Community Outreach & Engagement, UF Health Cancer Center
Associate Director, Clinical Research, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics
Phone: 352-294-5974

Cardio-Oncology Related Funding Opportunities

TitleOrganizationKeywordsActivity CodeFOALOI Due DateApplication Due DateStatus
Translational Research Toward Development of a Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV) Vaccine (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)National Cancer InstituteKaposi sarcoma herpesvirus, virus, vaccine, therapeutic, innovationRFA-CA-24-00611/4/202312/4/2024Open
Research Projects to Enhance Applicability of Mammalian Models for Translational Research (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)National Institutes of HealthAnimal models, Translational research, PAR-23-28110/5/2024Open
Damon Runyon Cancer Research FoundationDamon Runyon Cancer Research Foundationcancer research, innovation, clinical trials, young investigators, translational research7/8/2024Open
Institutional Research GrantsAmerican Cancer Society (ACS)Established cancer research institutions, collaborative research10/15/2024Open
International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01) Independent Clinical Trial Not AllowedNational Institutes of Healthglobal health, career development, collaborative researchPAR-24-1135/5/202410/5/2024Open
2024 Translational Research AwardMETAvivorBreast cancer, translational research, bench-to-bedside, clinical implications3/11/20248/22/2024Open
SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact AwardThe Hope Foundationclinical oncology research, translational research, patient impact7/1/2024Open
(NOSI): Dietary Effects on Nutrient Sensing Pathways in Tumor Etiology and PreventionNational Cancer InstituteLow-resource settings, affordable, dietary effects, tumor development, nutritional strategies, oncometabolites, signaling pathways, gene regulation, cellular processes, cell fate decisions, metabolic homeostasis, stem cell changes, systemic or local inflammation, pro-tumorigenic environment, treatment-related cardiotoxicity, early detection, childhood cancer survivorsK22,K08,R15,R01,R21,K99/R00,NOT-CA-21-1219/7/2024Open
(NOSI): Improving Outcomes in Cancer Treatment-Related CardiotoxicityNational Cancer Institutecardiotoxicity, heart health, collaboration, early detection, preventionR01,R03,R21,P01NOT-CA-22-00111/5/2024Open
(NOSI): Research Council of Finland (RCF) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Partnership ProgramNational Institutes of Health collaborative researchR01NOT-OD-24-0401/7/2025Open
Botanical Dietary Supplements Translational Research Teams (RM1 Clinical Trial Required)National Institutes of Health translational, diet, supplement RMIRFA-OD-24-0146/7/20247/8/2024Open
ML/AI Tools to Advance Genomic Translational Research (MAGen) - Coordinating Center (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trials Not Allowed)National Institutes of HealthMachine learning, artificial intelligence, genomics, translational research, cancer researchUG3, UH3RFA-HG-24-0056/26/20247/26/2024Open
ML/AI Tools to Advance Genomic Translational Research (MAGen) - Development Sites (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)National Institutes of HealthMachine learning, artificial intelligence, genomics, translational research, cancer researchUG3, UH3RFA-HG-24-0046/26/20247/26/2024Open
AACR-NOVOCURE CANCER RESEARCH GRANTAmerican Association for Cancer Research (AACR)Cancer research, funding, translational research7/1/2024Open
Pancreatic Cancer Research Program: Translational Research Partnership AwardDepartment of DefensePancreatic cancer, translational research6/28/202410/3/2024Open
Melanoma Research Program: Team Science AwardDepartment of DefenseMelanoma, collaborative research, clinical, translational7/29/20248/26/2024Open
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