education and training

Training and Education

Community Outreach Community Outreach
HCI works to educate the public about cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and bring HCI laboratory discoveries into local schools and communities.

Conferences Conferences and Seminars
HCI sponsors conferences and seminars throughout the year on topics of interest to oncology health care providers and researchers.

TEAMED Up Cancer Excellence Working Group
Part of HCI's TEAMED Up inititative for multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to cancer research.

departments Participating Departments
Departments throughout University of Utah that have MD, PhD programs.

spotligh on trainee research Spotlight on Trainee Research
A look into the contributions our trainess have had through publications and research advancements.

The war on cancer occurs at the bench and in the clinic, but the scientists fighting these battles must first be trained in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. As much as anything, training the next generation of cancer researchers is critical to reducing the heavy burden of a cancer diagnosis. There are a wide variety of undergraduate, pre- and post-doctoral training opportunities available in the laboratories of Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (HCI) members. These training opportunities encompass basic science discovery, clinical investigation and population-based studies. Our goals are to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use this knowledge to create new and better treatments, to implement these strategies to improve outcomes and to learn from our efforts across populations to continually minimize the burdens of cancer. Trainees flourish in a collaborative and collegial, multidisciplinary research environment under the guidance of experienced mentors. Currently, 136 cancer center members, spanning 27 academic departments, mentor 362 trainees in state-of-the-art research facilities.