The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program
Shine Chang, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Carrie Cameron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Director
The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) at MD Anderson, prepares health scientists & clinicians assume leadership roles as research investigators in cancer prevention and control.
Our program is among the oldest and largest academic cancer prevention research training 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; predoctoral students; and postdoctoral trainees.
Trainees appointed to our program will increase their knowledge of cancer prevention and control research and practice through curriculum-based learning; obtain hands-on experience in ongoing cancer prevention and control research projects under the mentorship of established investigators; and participate in workshops, focus on time management, scientific presentations, scientific writings, grant preparation and professional development skills.
We offer the following fellowships:
Project: Health Literacy, Depression, and Smoking Cessation Outcomes Among Ethnically & Racially Diverse Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Smokers
Mentors: Jennifer Irvin Vidrine, Ph.D. (CPRTP NCI R25T Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2004) and David W. Wetter, Ph.D.
My CPRTP postdoc fellowship allowed me to obtain top-notch training and mentorship in tobacco cessation, health disparities and cancer prevention research, which were critical in helping me to become an independent researcher.
Diana Stewart Hoover, Ph.D.
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor,
Health Disparities Research, NCI R25T Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-2013
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.
Cancer Prevention Research Training Program
Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301439
Houston, Texas, 77230-1439, USA