Mar 01, 2020 8:00 AM


Left to right: Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, Lindsey Fitzgerald, MD, William McKean, MD, PhD, Jaime Fornetti, PhD, Charles Goodwin, MD, PhD
Left to right: Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, Lindsey Fitzgerald, MD, William McKean, MD, PhD, Jaime Fornetti, PhD, Charles Goodwin, MD, PhD

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Part of our mission at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is to pass on knowledge to the promising next generation. Training programs can be found across HCI in clinical care and research, and across age groups—from high school to postdoctoral students. HCI trains future leaders in cancer disciplines, some of whom are introduced here.


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Working in lymphoma clinics is a rewarding experience. Thanks to research, many patients have excellent prognoses, and some may even be cured. I have the opportunity to cultivate long-term relationships with my patients and am privileged to become so intimately involved in their lives.

Lindsey Fitzgerald, MD
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology

HCI Mentors:
Martha Glenn, MD
Deborah Stephens, DO
Boyu Hu, MD


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I've really appreciated the opportunity to interact with patients who are members of the HCI Women’s Cancer Research Advocate Committee. They provide valuable perspectives on the research questions we are working on in the lab.

Jaime Fornetti, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Oncological Sciences

HCI Mentors:
Alana Welm, PhD


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I was attracted to HCI because of its many research opportunities. All my interests are areas of strength here. HCI is highly collegial and collaborative, with great support for trainees.

Charles Goodwin, MD, PhD
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Physician Scientist Training Program

HCI Mentors:
Ryan O’Connell, PhD


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The patients are really what makes HCI so great. Their stories and history drive our research, their strength and courage bolster our ambition, and their family and friends shape our support.

William McKean, MD, PhD
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Physician Scientist Training Program

HCI Mentors:
Howard Colman, MD, PhD
Adam Cohen, MD
Joe Mendez, MD
Jared Rutter, PhD


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My career goal is to utilize community-based approaches to develop, implement, and evaluate culture-specific interventions to eliminate cancer disparities and health inequities. I am very excited to call the University of Utah my academic home as I am continuously celebrated instead of tolerated.

Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor, Public Health
K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award

HCI Mentors:
Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH

Learn more at huntsmancancer.org/training.

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