Education & Training

  • 97 early-stage investigators
  • 296 graduate trainees receiving mentorship
  • 101 cancer biology undergraduate trainees
  • 156 active mentors

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$5,482,526 in Education and Training Funding

Pursuing life without cancer by investing in the scientists of today and tomorrow

Training the next generation of cancer physicians and scientists is critical to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s vision of eliminating cancer as a public health concern. Our education and training programs inspire a continuum of cancer researchers – beginning in middle school and spanning undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, residents and fellows.

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Training & Career Development Office supports young investigators through student travel awards, letters of support from the Cancer Center and various programs throughout the year. Our trainees gain exposure to the latest avenues in cancer research, cutting-edge facilities and diverse patient populations.

Check out our upcoming education and training seminars, or subscribe to the Cancer Training & Career Development Office’s weekly young investigator newsletter for updates and opportunities related to young investigators.

For more information about training at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, email O’Neal Cancer Center Associate Director for Education & Training Lalita Shevde-Samant, Ph.D., at

Graduate Education & Training

Explore why graduate students want to train in cancer biology at UAB

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Postdoctoral Training

Learn what experiences postdocs are offered in training at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Residency & Fellowship Programs

Discover opportunities for graduate medical training in cancer-related specialties.

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Training & Pilot Grants

Search internal and external grants supporting cancer research projects conducted by trainees and junior faculty.

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Mark your calendar for upcoming cancer research seminars happening across UAB’s campus.

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Career Enhancement & Mentoring Advisory Committee

Learn more about the group, which develops and supports mentorship and other opportunities for trainees.

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Trainee Membership

Learn more about becoming a trainee member at the UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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