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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship Details, Eligibility, Benefits and Application Information
What Fellows Can Expect
Fellows will obtain rigorous academic training through completion of course requirements for the MS or PhD degree in cancer epidemiology and the health disparities course sequence. The fellowship experience includes research, mentoring and career-building, including:
- participating in a multidisciplinary breast cancer disparities research project under the direction of a qualified mentor
- sharing knowledge and experiences and obtain feedback through participation in weekly meetings of Komen fellows and staff and weekly multidisciplinary meetings in conjunction with UIC National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Education and Career Development Program
- gaining expertise in the policy change process through participation in an on-going policy-related community-based project of the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force
Funding provided by this fellowship will create highly trained, well-rounded breast cancer disparities researchers who are trained not only to implement high quality research but also to ask research questions of greatest relevance to closing racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer.
About the Financial Benefits
Financial benefits include tuition support, an annual stipend and a modest budget for travel.
In order to apply for the fellowship, students must be either admitted to or a current student in the MS in Cancer Epidemiology or PhD in Cancer Epidemiology programs, in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.