CPCTP Eligibility

  • Predoctoral Fellowship: To be eligible for a Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program predoctoral fellowship, you must be accepted by a PhD program in the School of Nursing; PhD program in the School of Health Professions, Department of Nutrition Sciences; or a PhD or DrPH program in the School of Public Health.  Applicants accepted to a PhD program in other departments at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are also welcome to apply.

    Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter stating your background, career goals, and research interests to the appropriate CPCTP program director (Dr. Demark-Wahnefried, Dr. Karen Meneses, or Dr. John Waterbor). If you have any questions about your eligibility for the program, please contact one of the program directors.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: To be eligible for a CPCTP postdoctoral fellowship, you must have an earned doctorate in a health-related biomedical discipline (e.g., nutritional sciences, nursing, public health).   Submit a curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and a letter stating your career goals, description of research interest, and names of potential mentors for the CPCTP program.

  • Diversity. UAB is committed to providing educational, employment, and enrichment opportunities to all individuals regardless of gender, racial and ethnic status.  Minority inquiries and applications are strongly encouraged.  Further, UAB is committed to addressing the public health problems most severe in minority communities. Since the program inception in 1988, 58% of our trainees have been female, 23% have been African-American, 8% have been Asian and 6% have been of other minority groups, (e.g., Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders).

  • Please note: documentation of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.