The purpose of the UAB Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program (CPCTP) is to train individuals who are committed to becoming independent researchers in the following areas:

  • cancer prevention (including epidemiology, chemoprevention and behavioral science);
  • cancer early detection;
  • cancer outcomes, survivorship and palliative care

The CPCTP has charted a 30-plus year history of training cancer prevention and control researchers and has been supported by the National Cancer Institute for over three decades (transitioning from an R25 to a T32 [CA047888]). Since our inception, we have trained > 150 pre- and post-doctoral fellows, the majority of whom are pursuing careers in cancer research. A high percentage of our pre-doctoral fellows go onto prestigious post-doctoral fellowships, including programs at the National Cancer Institute, Harvard University, St. Judeā€™s, Stanford University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Chicago, and Washington University in St. Louis. Some of our post-doctoral fellows are recruited into tenure-track positions at institutions such as Athens State University, Auburn University, and the Universities of Alabama at Birmingham, Illinois, and Indiana. Others choose to pursue careers in government or private industry. We strive to ensure that all of our fellows are well-prepared to move confidently and successfully into the next steps in their careers ā€“ wherever that might be.

We are committed to providing solid, interdisciplinary training to all our trainees.  CPCTP trainees undertake a specialized curriculum that is tailored to their disciplinary and research interests, and conduct research related to cancer prevention and control.  Our program includes didactic seminars, skills training and strong team-based mentorship with renowned investigators across the Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, Public Health, Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences ā€“ see About Us/Research Mentors