Cancer Research Professional Education & Training

Take advantage of the valuable role played by OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center in training the next generation of research scientists in Oklahoma and across the United States. Whether you’re a student, trainee or faculty member at any level, you can choose from a wide range of Stephenson Cancer Center training and mentoring opportunities, such as:

Education, Training and Career Enhancement Core

Under the direction of the Associate Director for Education and Training, the Core oversees education and mentoring activities by coordinating:

  • Cancer-focused education, training and career enhancement programs
  • Research Seminar Series – Featuring local, regional and national speakers who address a broad range of cancer-related topics
  • Research conferences and events – Fostering an environment of scientific inquiry by organizing and hosting cancer research-related activities
  • Student participant and outcomes tracking
  • Administrative support for National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other grant-funded training and mentorship programs
  • Project management and grant writing support for principal investigators (PIs) who submit individual career development and institutional training grants
  • Ongoing evaluation of Stephenson Cancer Center education, training and mentorship activities

How You Benefit

When you participate in ETCE Core offerings, you benefit from our focus on:

  1. Extending cancer-focused education and mentorship opportunities to students and early-stage investigators from underrepresented populations
  2. Ensuring that education and training activities align with and support program research occurring at Stephenson Cancer Center

You’re also assured of effective progress and stakeholder inclusion through the guidance of the ETCE Advisory Committee, chaired by the Associate Director for Education and Training.

Research Grant Opportunity

Apply now for the Lloyd J. Old STAR Program—Scientists Taking Risks—long-term funding opportunity. As a mid-career scientist, you may be eligible to receive a grant that offers a degree of freedom and flexibility to pursue high-risk/high-reward research at the forefront of discovery in cancer immunology.

Not tied to a specific research project, a STAR grant supports you as an outstanding researcher for the overall quality and promise of your work. To emerge as a successful candidate, you must be able to demonstrate confidence and the curiosity to ask difficult immunological questions that forge new understanding and innovation to drive the field forward.

Eligibility: You must hold a tenure-track faculty appointment as an assistant professor for a minimum of three (3) years or as an associate professor for a maximum of three (3) years.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Funding: $1.25 million over five years


Contact Us
Discover how you can expand your education, training and career options through OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center programs. Call or email today for more information.

Stevie Warner, MHR
Program Coordinator
Education, Training and Career Enhancement Core
Stephenson Cancer Center

Emmy French
Events & Conference Coordinator
OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center

Rajagopal Ramesh, PhD, DBA, FAIMBE
Associate Director
Education, Training and Career Enhancement Core
Stephenson Cancer Center
(405) 271-6101

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