Graduate Student Training Opportunities

There are many opportunities to pursue an advanced degree at the University of Utah. Huntsman Cancer Institute mentors represent 34 different academic departments, 24 of which have their own graduate programs. Many trainees enter HCI 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 students can also participate in the Clinical and Translational Science Award–sponsored Med into Grad Program, leading to a master of science in clinical investigation.

Senior Director of Cancer Training and Career Enhancement

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Donald E. Ayer, PhD

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Associate Leader of Cancer Training and Career Enhancement

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Kolawole S. Okuyemi, MD, MPH

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