Interdisciplinary Training in Behavioral Oncology

Training the next generation of behavioral oncology scientists

Funded by the National Cancer Institute, the T32 Interdisciplinary Training in Behavioral Oncology program centers interdisciplinary cancer prevention and control research that spans the continuum of prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship.

This flexible program addresses the educational needs of individuals from different academic home disciplines with enough formality to ensure that participants achieve high levels of content knowledge and acquire intensive research experience. Predoctoral fellows are allowed a maximum of three years of support and postdoctoral fellows two years of support.

The T32 Program is only open to United States citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Interdisciplinary Training in Behavioral Oncology (NCI T32)

Program structure & core requirements

Program structure

Participants meet weekly with a primary mentor and monthly with secondary mentors. Individual mentoring is supplemented by a strong curriculum built specifically for training in behavioral oncology.

Structured training experiences are developed in modules that are scheduled for three hours each week led by the program director. Additional research experiences include weekly review and writing sessions and lectures from outstanding faculty.

A key component of training for all fellows is writing and critiquing grant applications and publications.

Four core requirements:

  • Core curriculum
  • Training modules
  • Other didactic experiences
  • Mentored research experiences

For more information, please visit the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center website.