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There are many opportunities to pursue an advanced degree at the University of Utah (U of U). Huntsman Cancer Institute mentors represent 34 different academic departments, 24 that have their own graduate programs. Many trainees enter labs through the combined graduate programs in molecular biology and biological chemistry or the graduate program in the Department of Population Health Sciences.

The Department of Oncological Sciences and the Cancer Population Sciences Division (Department of Population Health Sciences) offer cancer-focused didactic, special topics courses, and cancer biology journal clubs. These courses, along with certificate programs in genome sciences and personalized medicine, provide robust training in cancer biology.

Graduate Training Opportunities

Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) Internship

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is seeking applicants for the Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) internship program. Selected interns will join established teams devoted to creating long-term solutions to prevent and screen for cancer and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities. Learn more about the Community Outreach and Engagement team.

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Bioscience PhD Programs

Interdepartmental PhD Program, University of Utah

The Molecular Biology (MB) Program and Biological Chemistry (BC) Program are two complementary interdepartmental PhD programs at the U of U. They are both Bioscience PhD programs. Each program is distinct in its core curriculum and requirements and reach across 11 departments.

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Population Health Science PhD Program

School of Medicine, University of Utah

Population Health Sciences (PHS) at the School of Medicine drives health care transformation to improve the well-being of the population through research, education, and community engagement activities. It works closely with Cancer Control faculty members to improve population health and reduce disparities within our community.

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MD-PhD Program

School of Medicine, University of Utah

The MD-PhD Program provides an outstanding education for future physician-scientists. Students develop clinical skills and engage in rigorous scientific training. Through our top medical program and exceptional graduate programs, students become well-prepared for careers as biomedical researchers and clinician scientists.

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T32 GEMS Program

Huntsman Cancer Institute

GEMS is a robust two-year predoctoral training program that leverages existing Huntsman Cancer Institute research and infrastructure strengths in cancer genetics and epigenetics, cancer modeling, and cancer cell signaling. The program integrates trainee interactions with cancer patients, cancer clinicians, and our Disease Centers to provide broad multidisciplinary training in cancer biology.

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