The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program
Shine Chang, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) at MD Anderson prepares health scientists and clinicians to assume leadership roles as cancer prevention and control research investigators.
Our program is among the oldest and largest academic cancer prevention research programs in the United States. With continuous funding support since 1992, we offer fellowships with positions for undergraduate students, graduate research assistants, health professional students, and postdoctoral trainees.
Fellows appointed to our program will increase their knowledge of cancer prevention and control research and practice through curriculum-based learning. Under the mentorship of established investigators, students will obtain hands-on experience in ongoing cancer prevention and control research projects, participate in workshops, and focus on time management, scientific presentations, scientific writings, grant preparation, and professional development skills.
Through our funding awards, we offer a variety of fellowships to undergraduate, graduate, health profession, and doctoral students, as well as international postdocs. We also promote opportunities with our partners and other programs within the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences. Select an opportunity below to be routed to the fellowship page and unique application link.
Cancer Prevention Research Training Program Benefits
Trainees of the CPRTP will acquire mentored research experience,
Gain exposure to advanced technologies,
Obtain experience in cancer prevention and control research projects,
Develop possible thesis and dissertation topics,
Present findings at national research meetings,
Publish in peer-reviewed journals,
...and launch toward a scientific research role of principal investigator.
Dr. Mala Pande was awarded three competitive CPRTP fellowships:
- NCI Short-Term Fellowship, Graduate Student, 2003
- NCI R25T Predoctoral Fellowship, 2004-2007
- NCI R25T Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008-2009
Final Project Title: Application of Machine-Learning Tools to Model Risk for Colorectal Cancer and Uncover Novel Gene-Environment and Gene-Gene Interactions
Mentor: Dr. Marsha Frazier, Epidemiology (Retired)
The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program fellowships were invaluable for my career because they provided excellent mentorship and career development training. There's a certain pride in being a trainee because you know that you belong to a special program that is really invested in your success.
Mala Pande, Ph.D., MPH, M.B.B.S.
Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition
Division of Internal Medicine
We are happy to help current CPRTP trainees and alumni in their education and career development endeavors including, degree or fellowship program applications; travel awards; and faculty or classified staff positions.
Use the form below to request a
Letter of Recommendation (LOR).