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Post Doctoral Training Program in Cancer Prevention and Control Focusing on Cancer Survivorship

The Cancer Prevention & Control Research Training Program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University prepares fellows to become independent research investigators in the field of cancer prevention and control, with a particular focus on cancer survivorship. The growing field of cancer survivorship research includes a broad range of areas such as health-related quality of life, lifestyle/behavior change, symptom management, access to treatment, health disparities, complementary and alternative interventions, and clinical care, and impact on work. The Program seeks individuals with recent doctorates (PhD, DrPH, MD, DO) in health-related areas as well as more experienced individuals with similar degrees wishing to change to or more fully develop their cancer survivorship research. Two to three years of funding with generous salary are offered along with tuition, health insurance, research support, and travel allowances. Trainees may opt to earn an MS degree in Clinical and Population Translational Sciences as part of their training. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident. This innovative, multifaceted postdoctoral program is highly tailored to the individual and involves closely mentored training by a multi-disciplinary team. Senior faculty mentors represent various disciplines, including social & behavioral sciences, medical and radiation oncology, epidemiology, nutrition, cancer biology, and genetics. The program provides didactic and experiential training, including practical training in grant preparation, project management, analyzing findings, and manuscript writing. The program is full for 2010. Applications for 2011-12 are being accepted and will be reviewed beginning in February 2011. Applications should include the following: Cover letter that includes a statement of research interests and how the training grant will further your career in cancer survivorship, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation. Send applications to Nancy E. Avis, Ph.D., Director, Cancer Control Training Program, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157. For more information about the training program, please see our website http://www.wfubmc.edu/CancerControlTraineeship. Wake Forest University Health Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.