Postdocs & Fellows
Postdocs and Hematology/Oncology Fellows gain experience for their next career stages through the University of Arizona Cancer Center's professional development activities and training programs.
ACTIVITIES LED BY THE OFFICE OF CANCER RESEARCH TRAINING AND EDUCATION COORDINATION (CRTEC)
Hallway Conversations: Expert Advice for Your Academic Career – This series uses a panel discussion format to provide information for early career cancer researchers. The panelists are established University of Arizona Cancer Center faculty members and professional staff with academic research experience.
pd|Hub Professional Development Program - Beginning in Summer 2023, the University of Arizona Cancer Center will be an inaugural institution with the pd|Hub program. This innovative 8-week program will help STEM Ph.D. students and postdocs explore career options and learn up-to-date skills for starting their careers in a diverse array of cancer-related fields. For more information, please contact CRTEC Assistant Director Laura Farrell-Wortman at email@example.com.
Cancer Research: Present & Future Annual Conference - An interdisciplinary, trainee-focused conference for cancer research students and postdoctoral researchers. Planned by cancer research trainees, for cancer research trainees. For more information, please contact CRTEC Operations Coordinator, Amanda Tillman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel Awards - Provide funds for trainees to present at cancer-relevant conferences, learn new techniques in a collaborator's laboratory, or attend workshops or short courses.
TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS:
Cancer Prevention and Control T32 Postdoctoral Training Fellowship - This NCI-funded fellowship offers a multi-disciplinary mentored environment integrating behavioral to biological science research focused on cancer disparities and cancer prevention.
Integrative Cancer Scholars - This NCI-funded fellowship prepares predocs and postdocs for careers in cancer research through mentorship from basic science and clinical science experts.
TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR CLINICIANS, RESIDENTS & FELLOWS:
Fellowship in Integrative Medicine - Created by Andrew Weil, MD in 2000, this fellowship prepares physician graduates to treat patients in new ways that emphasize the individual, not just the disease, and prevention, not just treatment.
Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Training Program - Fellows who have completed internal medicine training are prepared to subspecialize in hematology and medical oncology.
Clinical Fellows Bootcamp: This week-long course is a required component of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program. It is taught by UACC faculty. The goal is to provide training for developing investigator-initiated trials. Topics include clinical trial design, trial endpoints, biomarkers, biostatistics, epidemiology, an introduction to "wet lab" methods, biomedical ethics, and a critical review of the literature. The course also provides an opportunity for the attendees to practice oral presentations.