Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Research
Academic Background Required: Doctorate/Equivalent Degree
The purpose of the fellowship is to attract diverse individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to develop a new generation of academic leaders in tobacco control. Upon completion of training, fellows will be well positioned to be active participants in crucial policy debates about the future development and implementation of tobacco control interventions. The need for tobacco control experts continues to grow with Congress’ recent legislation granting the US Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products, passage of health care reform, with its emphasis on disease prevention and the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the world’s first public health treaty.
The fellowship supports two years of postdoctoral training in tobacco related research. Our program stresses the skills needed to conduct research in diverse, collaborative transdisciplinary settings. We emphasize leadership in catalyzing the integration of multiple disciplines and translating science to policy and clinical practice. Postdoctoral fellows will have exposure to diverse training including both didactic coursework and individualized mentoring to build a personalized research program. Fellows have come from medicine, public health, nursing, economics, anthropology, political science, law, sociology, psychology, and cell biology. Prior tobacco research experience is relevant, but not necessary for acceptance.
We offer individual mentorship with UCSF faculty along with courses in tobacco specific topics, health policy, cancer control and prevention, grant and scientific writing skills, career development, interdisciplinary research, and biostatistics. UCSF is a global leader in tobacco science, a World Health Organization collaborating center, and home of the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. We place a high priority on developing a fellowship program that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
Postdoctoral trainees will receive an annual salary commensurate with their experience, approximately $38,496 - $53,112, according to the NIH stipend scale. Learn more about the Center, the fellowship program, current fellows, and faculty and their research interests at www.tobacco.ucsf.edu.
Applications are due January 25, 2012 for fellowships beginning July 2, 2012.
To apply, please visit: http://tobacco.ucsf.edu
in Cancer Health Disparities
Moffitt Cancer Center invites applicants for a two-year
post-doctoral fellowship in cancer health disparities.
This post-doctoral opportunity is designed to prepare
recent graduates for independent academic research
careers aimed at the reduction and elimination of cancer
health disparities. This transdisciplinary training
program is designed to increase the competencies of
fellows to directly address cancer health disparities
across the continuum of care and within an institutional
Qualifications: Education: A Terminal
degree (PhD., EdD, ScD, DPH or MD) in Arts and Sciences,
Nursing, Public Health or Medicine. Training/Experience:
Experience in initiating, conducting, evaluating and
reporting of research studies is preferred. Excellent
verbal and written communication skills are required.
Competencies: Demonstrated working knowledge of research
methodologies in applied research. Adheres to policies
and work rules set forth in the "Employee Guide" and
the Departmental policy and procedure manual including,
but not limited to, the areas of appearance, uniform,
safety, confidentiality and smoking.
Loyola University Health Psychology Fellow
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Division of Psychology is offering a one-year, full time postdoctoral fellowship in Health Psychology available Summer/Fall 2010. The fellow will provide comprehensive services for adult medical patients with special emphasis on psychosocial oncology, bariatric procedures, organ transplantation, pain management, biofeedback, managing affective disorders in medically ill patients, and enhancing treatment compliance. Training includes inpatient interventions and outpatient services, with instruction in a variety of techniques. The fellow is also expected to participate in departmental teaching and research activities. To apply, send a vita, statement of professional goals, and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Patricia B. Mumby, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Director of Clinical Training and
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. First Ave. (Building 112)
Maywood, Illinois 60153
Candidates with an APA-approved internship and medical-center clinical experience are preferred. Loyola University Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Postdoc: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for Cancer Prevention Fellows. This is a unique postdoctoral training opportunity for scientists and clinicians in the fields of cancer prevention and control.
As part of the program, fellows receive:
The opportunity to obtain an M.P.H. degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI. Research opportunities exist across the spectrum of cancer prevention research, including: epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical services, laboratory, nutritional, and social and behavioral sciences.
Competitive stipends, paid health insurance, reimbursement for moving expenses, and a travel allowance to attend scholarly meetings or training.
The typical duration in the CPFP is 4 years (year 1: master's degree; years 2-4: NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and mentored research).
Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria:
Possess an M.D., Ph.D., J.D., or other doctoral degree in a related discipline or must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements by June 2014.
Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application.
and Women's Cancer Center The Psychosocial Oncology Program at Dana-Farber
Cancer Institute is recruiting full-time PGY V fellows
in Psychiatry to service the clinical needs of a
growing academic psychosocial oncology service based
Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
(Fellowship period: July - June)
Responsibilities will include clinical services to
cancer patients and their families, consultation and
follow-up with inpatients, development of collaborative
relationships with oncology subspecialty practices,
and other disciplines. Mentored research and teaching
opportunities are available. Clinical opportunities
in palliative care are also offered. The fellow will
be supervised by Psychosocial Oncology Program faculty.
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vita
and a letter describing their clinical interests. Send
to or e-mail:
David Gitlin, MD, Director, Medical Psychiatry Division
Brigham & Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 732-6701
Fax: (617) 738-1275
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psychosocial, Behavioral and Community Research in Cancer
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) invites applications to its postdoctoral research training program in psychosocial, behavioral and community research in cancer. This longstanding NCI-funded training program is designed to prepare fellows for academic careers as independent investigators engaged in clinically significant research on the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of cancer prevention, detection and control.
Research Fellowship in Psycho-Oncololgy
This Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Fellowship is a 1-2 year program which provides opportunities for training and research experience as it relates to psychiatric, behavioral and psychological issues in cancer.
Pain & Palliative
The Pain and Palliative Care Service of the Department of Neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center offers a one- and two-year program of clinical practice and research training.
Research Training Program
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported Cancer
Control Research Training Program at the University
of Rochester School of Medicine James P. Wilmot Cancer
Center, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region
of upstate New York, provides post-doctoral M.D. or
Ph.D. researchers with the knowledge and experience
to establish careers as outstanding independent investigators
in cancer control and prevention research.
For more information about this program, you can email Dr.
Gary Morrow, Program Director of the Cancer Control
Research Training Program. You may also call 585-275-5513,
visit the website or
send surface mail to:
Cancer Control Research Training Program
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642
Fax: (585) 461-5601
Fellowship in Pain and
The Palliative Care Division of a new Department of
Pain Medicine and Palliative Care is seeking BE/BC
for a fellowship in Pain and Palliative Care. This
is a 1-2 year training opportunity that offers participation
in an interdisciplinary team providing care for patients
with diverse diagnoses in both inpatient and outpatient
settings. Resources include service opportunities in
multiple hospitals, a closely allied program in nonmalignant
pain management, an 18-bed inpatient pain and palliative
care unit, and a well-established hospice. Clinical
training will emphasize assessment, expertise in the
treatment of pain and other symptoms, integration of
multimodality therapies to address other quality-of-life
concerns, and comprehensive management of end-of-life
issues. Fellows will also participate in the clinical
investigations and educational initiatives developed
through the Department's Institute for Research and
Education in Pain and Palliative Care.
For information, contact:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chairman, Dept. of Pain and Palliative Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center
First Ave. at 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
Launch Your Career
As An Independent Investigator
Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western
Reserve University invites applications to its 2-year
NCI-funded postdoctoral training program.
This program combines a mentored cancer behavioral
research project designed by the fellow in collaboration
with his/her mentors with a specialized curriculum
of formal didactic training and individualized longitudinal
curriculum. This program is designed to prepare fellows
for careers as independent investigators engaged in
research on behavioral aspects of cancer prevention,
detection, and control including: Psychosocial and
health services research on aging and cancer, Cancer
care communication, Decision making, Cancer survivor
care and quality of life, Health services research,
and Cancer preventive service delivery in primary care
and community settings.
Stipends and research supply
funds are highly competitive.
US citizenship or permanent residency.
Doctoral degree (PhD, DNP, DPH or MD) in a social or
behavioral science, public health, nursing, or medicine
Demonstrated skills in research methods and biostatistics
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2009 for
2 positions starting
August 1, 2009.
Program Director: Julia H. Rose, PhD
For further information please contact:
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
216-844-5375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psycho-oncology and
The Ohio State University
Medical Center & James
This is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in psycho-oncology
and palliative medicine. This position is ideal for
an individual with doctoral level training in clinical
psychology and behavioral medicine or health psychology
who is seeking specialized training in assessment and
intervention with patients living with advanced disease
and at the end of life. The goal of the fellowship
is to develop psychologists’ clinical and research
competency in symptom management and end-of-life care.
The program follows the scientist-practitioner model
of training (50%-50% research-clinical), allowing fellows
to acquire the supervised postdoctoral training necessary
for licensing eligibility as well as research skills
for work as a clinical researcher. Educational opportunities
include the Pain and Palliative Medicine lectures series,
the Psychosocial Oncology Seminar and rotations with
adult palliative medicine, consultation-liaison psychiatry,
pediatric psycho-oncology, and hospice.
The fellow will provide outpatient clinical assessment
and intervention and inpatient and outpatient consultation
for medical providers. The fellow will also contribute
to the translational Palliative Medicine and Psycho-Oncology
Research Program. To apply for this fellowship, please
send a cover letter describing your specific interests,
your CV, an official graduate transcript, a de-identified
initial psychosocial assessment and care plan, and
three letters of recommendation.
These materials and
questions should be directed to:
Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio, Ph.D.
Director, Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital
Pain and Palliative Medicine Program
The Ohio State University
246 Atwell Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43210 Sharla.email@example.com
and Psychoneuroimmunology Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Ohio State University Medical Center and The
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital
This is a two-year research postdoctoral fellowship
in palliative medicine and psychoneuroimmunology (PNI).
This position is ideal for an individual with doctoral
level training in clinical psychology and behavioral medicine or health psychology
who is seeking specialized training in PNI research with patients with advanced
cancer. Clinical opportunities are available as well, including training in adult
palliative medicine and hospice care. This fellowship will focus on standardized
symptom assessment with patients with advanced disease, understanding the biobehavioral
trajectory for individuals in the terminal phase of disease, and facilitating
the psychological adaptation of patients and families as they encounter end of
life symptoms and challenges. This training program follows the scientist-practitioner
model of training, allowing fellows to acquire supervised postdoctoral hours
for licensing eligibility as well as research skills for work as a clinical researcher.
This position is ideal for an individual wishing to pursue an academic research
position in PNI. Solid research methods and statistics training with some research
experience with a medical population are desirable. The fellow will be involved
with grant and manuscript preparation, development of research protocols, coordination
and tracking of patients enrolled in a longitudinal project including biological
and behavioral data, and limited (20%) clinical work.
To apply for this fellowship, please send a cover letter describing your specific
interests, your CV, an official graduate transcript, a de-identified initial
psychosocial assessment and care plan, and three letters of recommendation.
materials and questions should be directed to:
Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio, Ph.D.
Director, Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital
Pain and Palliative Medicine Program
The Ohio State University
246 Atwell Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine -
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Applications are currently
being accepted for a unique Fellowship Program in Psychosomatic
by the Departments of Psychiatry at The University
of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Based at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at the Texas
Medical Center, the program provides Fellows with clinical
and didactic opportunities in all areas of clinical
psycho-oncology. In addition to clinical rotations
with the medical psychiatry services, the Fellow will
have an opportunity to work with the world-renowned
Palliative Medicine and Integrative Medicine Programs
at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
The one-year clinical Fellowship can be extended to
a second research-oriented year during which time the
Fellow will have an opportunity to develop research
skills relevant to psychosomatic medicine.
Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited
Psychiatric Residency program and must meet requirements
for board-eligibility in Adult Psychiatry for the American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
For further information, applicants should contact:
Dr. James Duffy, Fellowship Director
UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Psychiatry
Post Office Box 301402 - Unit 453
Houston, TX 77230-1402
(713) 563-4157 email@example.com
Medicine Fellowship - Medical College of Virginia One-year, exciting, well established
of the first approved by the ACGME—in a 750
bed university hospital. Advanced training offered
psychiatrists who have completed residency. Fellows
may choose from numerous
clinical and research opportunities in transplantation,
medical ethics, med-psych unit, pain management, rehab
medicine, oncology, infertility, HIV Clinic and more.
Individual weekly supervisors are provided for research,
psychotherapy, liaison activity and teaching skills.
Fellows teach medical students and psychiatry residents.
Please write or call:
James L. Levenson, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine and Surgery
Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Chair, Division of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
P.O. Box 980268
Richmond, VA 23298-0268
Phone: (804) 828-0762
Fax: (804) 828-7675
Fellowship - Cancer Control & Prevention The Lombardi Cancer Prevention and Control Research
Program Provides training in (1) molecular epidemiology
research, where biological markers of risk and prognostic
significance are identified and tested; (2) bio-behavioral
research that aims to translate advances in molecular
biology and epidemiology into state-of-the-art cancer
prevention and control interventions; and (3) cancer
geriatrics research that encompasses molecular epidemiology,
health behavior, and health services research issues
for the majority of most cancer patients who are elderly.
This program also provides opportunities for training
through participation in multi-institutional research
projects focusing on the prevention and control needs
of low-income and medically underserved populations.
For example, Lombardi is collaborating with Johns Hopkins
University to promote cancer screening and tobacco
control among East Baltimore community organizations
that already provide their low-income, black and white
members an opportunity to buy food through a national
food and community-service program. Lombardi also is
collaborating with the Washington Hospital Center to
promote cancer screening and dietary modification to-District
of Columbia participants of the same program. Another
national study based at the Lombardi Center is looking
at the cost-effectiveness of breast-conserving surgery,
with and without radiation therapy, versus modified
radical mastectomy for early stage breast cancer among
black anti white women age 65 and above.
include a doctoral degree in
clinical psychology, developmental or behavioral science, public health, or
a related field. Opportunities for independent research
and supervision for psychology
licensure may exist depending on the candidate’s background, training,
and interests; special consideration will be given to graduates of association-accredited
degree programs. An immediate start date is preferred
but negotiable, and this position will remain open until filled.
by the American Cancer Society, the objective
of this fellowship is lto foster a bi-directional
flow of research knowledge, experience, expertise,
and innovation between countries and to advance
the academic career development of beginning cancer
investigators through clinical, behavioural
or basic research projects.
Funded by Toray Industries Inc,
Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co. Ltd. and Japan National Committee
for UICC. The objectives of these fellowships
are to initiate bi-lateral research
projects with collaborating investigators abroad;
exchange complementary skills and materials; and provide/receive
training in advanced experimental research methods
Funded by the Oncology Nursing Society
(USA) and their related corporations: the ONS Foundation,
Education Services, Oncology Nursing Certification
Corporation. The objectives of these fellowships
are to provide an opportunity
for qualified nurses to augment their professional
knowledge and experience.