Training and Education

UMGCCC Director for Training and Education: Toni Antalis, PhD

The University of Maryland Marlene and Steward Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) fosters a stimulating, multidisciplinary education and training environment through active participation in the training of graduate students, medical students, residents and fellows, mentoring of junior faculty, and sponsoring of cancer-related educational and training activities. A major goal is to inspire interdisciplinary cancer research, including cutting-edge technologies to make discoveries that will lead to next generation sensitive diagnostics, specific therapeutics and effective preventives.

Our unique focus is the integration of education and training with fundamental research, population science and clinical cancer research activities. UMGCCC provides first-rate cancer research training that spans a continuum of cancer researchers, through encouraging programs beginning in middle school, and spanning graduate and post-graduate training, the mentoring of junior faculty, and community engagement, in order to foster individuals with a long-term commitment to the fight against cancer. In addition, we are the committed to enhancing diversity in healthcare and biomedical research. Multiple efforts are ongoing to identify and attract promising students from diverse racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to careers in research and care including UMGCCC participation in the UMB CURE Scholars Program in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and West Baltimore public schools, the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program in collaboration with the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the National Institutes of Health, and the ASCEND Program in collaboration with Morgan State University. These initiatives are coordinated through the UMGCCC Training and Education Steering Committee.

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