Cancer Education and Career Development Program

The Cancer Education and Career Development Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago prepares promising new scholars to conduct research in the critical field of cancer disparities.

Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows benefit from didactic workshops, personalized mentoring, and hands-on research experience to launch their careers with:

  • Strong research skills based on practice
  • A professional network of senior investigators and peers in federally funded cancer research
  • Deep understanding of socioeconomic, racial and ethnic disparities in cancer prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

From the first week of the program, each fellow pursues a multiple-year plan to address her or his individual goals and needs. Following this plan, the fellow is quickly immersed in training, assigned a mentor, and integrated into ongoing research.

The fellow’s goals and progress are regularly reviewed by her or his mentor, our program directors and advisory committees. In this way, the program prepares fellows for positions as junior faculty in the health sciences colleges of universities, investigators in nonprofit research institutions and staff members at the National Institutes of Health.

Contact:  Mirjana Antonic, program coordinator, cecdp@uic.edu or 312-355-3894

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