Our Mission

HCI is dedicated to training the next generation of cancer researchers. Our robust, research-intensive programs provide learning opportunities across the education continuum, from high school students beginning to explore cancer research to junior faculty launching their independent research careers.

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Training & Career Opportunities

We partner with programs across the University of Utah and the University of Utah School of Medicine to offer trainees comprehensive and interdisciplinary training.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The Cancer Training & Career Enhancement Office is committed to recruiting and supporting trainees from diverse identities and backgrounds. We seek to create inclusive training environments and opportunities at each career stage and across the cancer education continuum. Learn more about HCI's dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Our office offers a wide array of targeted opportunities for individuals who identify as underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.


Donald E. Ayer, PhD
Senior Director of Cancer Training and Career Enhancement

Cancer Center Bio

Kolawole S. Okuyemi, MD, MPH
Associate Leader of Cancer Training and Career Enhancement

Cancer Center Bio