Train to Become an Independent Investigator
The R25T Cancer Prevention and Control Fellowship Program trains qualified candidates in a diverse experiential environment within The University of Arizona Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPC) at The University of Arizona Cancer Center. The program has been funded by the National Cancer Institute since 1998.
The UACC R25T Fellowship Program is directed by David S. Alberts, MD, Maria Elena Martinez, PhD, and Iman Hakim, MD, PhD. Fellows, selected from a range of primary disciplines relevant to cancer prevention and control (CPC), will be grounded in a multidisciplinary approach through formal coursework, seminar series, workshops, conferences, interactions with mentors and activities focused on the fellow’s primary research project. The training program includes clear scientific and academic goals, constructive scientific guidance from top-level mentors, and support for presentation and publication of results. Each fellow has a mentoring team and mentoring plan in place to ensure future success in academic research.
R25T Program mentors each have extensive training and research experience. In addition, they serve as principal investigators on a number of externally funded research projects. Thus, mentors offer fellows the necessary direction and environment to successfully complete a research project and establish a CPC career.
In addition to the mentoring team, the R25T Program has an Advisory Committee that provides an additional level of mentoring and training oversight. This committee periodically reviews the progress of each fellow and provides recommendations and guidance to further support research and career progression. Upon completion of the R25T Program, fellows are positioned to be competitive for grant funding and as future leaders in the field of cancer prevention and control.