Training and Education

The Department of Epidemiology has a robust training and education program, nurturing and fostering the careers of the next generation of epidemiology investigators. This is highlighted by the highly successful Cancer Prevention Research Training Program, which funds both short-term and long-term research experiences for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Summer research opportunities are also available through MD Anderson’s Summer Experience Program.  

Graduate and Masters degrees are offered through the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and University of Texas School of Public Health. Epidemiology faculty are active lecturers in several courses for both programs, including:

  • Bio-behavioral Research Methods in Cancer  Prevention and Addiction
  • Topics in Cancer Prevention I
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Statistical Genetics Journal Club
  • Cancer Epidemiology (PH2745)

Effective communication, both written and oral, is essential for a career in biomedical research. The Department hosts two other, informal groups to assist trainees in strengthening these skills:

  • Career Development Award Writing Group is an informal, participatory group designed to assist trainees writing or getting ready to write a career development award application or other fellowships
  • DCPPS Discussion Group is primarily designed to assist speakers of languages other than English to practice advanced-level English and gain insights into US research/academic and social culture, the group is open to all.