UIC Komen Cancer Epidemiology and Health Disparities Fellowship

The UIC Komen Cancer Epidemiology and Health Disparities Fellowship creates a cadre of cancer research scientists from diverse ethnic backgrounds who are able to carry out successful multidisciplinary breast cancer disparities research focused on closing the gap in breast cancer outcomes. UIC Komen fellows work in an academic and research environment with a strong track record of disparities research, university-community collaboration and a commitment to training the next generation of breast cancer outcomes researchers dedicated to meeting the needs of higher-risk, underserved populations.

The fellowship recruits the most talented candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds into the field of breast cancer disparities research.  The fellowship:

  • trains students to be highly competent cancer epidemiology researchers in study implementation, statistical analysis and interpretation, and manuscript preparation
  • provides a multidisciplinary setting and mentorship for students to learn how to successfully collaborate with researchers from other disciplines
  • provides opportunities for students to gain experience in how to work collaboratively on research and policy issues pertaining to disparities in breast cancer outcomes

Contact:  Judith Sayad, jvsayad@uic.edu