GENERAL EXPECTATION OF AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR
ALL TRAINEES SUPPORTED BY
THE CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL TRAINING PROGRAM
University of Alabama at Birmingham


  • Predoctoral trainees need to complete the curricula outlined by their respective departments
  • Suggested elective courses are: NUR730 (Grant Writing); EPI713 (Study Designs for Cancer Epidemiology and Control); NTR724 (Nutrition and Cancer); GBS769 (Carcinogenesis) or GBS770 (Pathobiology of Cancer)
  • All pre- and post-doctoral trainees are expected to register for NTR728 (3 credit hours) Cancer Prevention and Control Seminar in both the fall and spring semesters for the duration of their fellowship.
  • All pre- and post-doctoral trainees are expected to complete Responsible Conduct of Research (GRD 717 or equivalent, i.e., HCO670, NGR752, HCO 630, PY 701, or HB 641)
  • All pre- and post-doctoral trainees are required to attend and encouraged to submit abstracts to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Research Retreat convened each October.
  • All pre- and post-doctoral trainees are encouraged to attend on-campus seminars offered through the cancer center and the centers for aging, nutrition and obesity, and clinical and translational science.
  • All pre- and post-doctoral trainees are encouraged to submit abstracts and attend at least one national scientific conference annually.
  • All pre- and post-doctoral trainees are encouraged to publish heavily during their fellowship experience. The average number of peer-reviewed publications for CTCTP pre-doctoral fellows has been seven (average of four first-authored publications), and for our post-doctoral fellows, the average number was been 16 (average of six first-authored publications).
  • All post-doctoral trainees are required to prepare an NIH grant (K99/R00 or R03) and undergo a Mock review during their fellowship. Pre-docs are encouraged to prepare an F32 or equivalent.
  • All pre- and post-doctoral trainees must submit Individual development plans (see attached) to their primary mentors on a quarterly basis and summarize these and submit them to T32 Co-directors on a semi-annual basis.  All trainees will be expected to present these plans to the External Advisory Board during annual site visits.