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NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention 2013
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
7 December 2012
Closing Date:
18 January 2013
Details:

Background:

The Ireland-Northern Ireland-National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium aims to provide world-class cancer care to people on the island of Ireland and, to this end, participates in a range of educational programmes. As part of the 2013 Consortium activities, the Health Research Board, in association with the National Cancer Institute in the US and the HSC R&D Office in Northern Ireland, invites applications for the prestigious NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention programme.

Available Courses:

Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control is a four-week course of specialised instruction on concepts, issues and applications in the field of cancer prevention. Participants will gain a broad perspective on these subjects, in terms of resources, data, methods and theories.

Molecular Prevention is a one-week course on molecular aspects of cancer prevention. Participants will be given a firm grounding in the molecular biology and genetics of cancer, and an overview of basic laboratory approaches in the fields of molecular epidemiology, bio-nutrition, chemo-prevention, biomarkers and translational research.  

Eligible Applicants:

Applications are invited from health-related researchers and practitioners working in the Republic of Ireland who have an interest in cancer prevention and control. A doctoral degree or relevant experience in cancer prevention and control is an advantage. Applicants can apply for one or both of these courses.

Course Dates and Location:

Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control will run from 8 July to 2 August 2013.

Molecular Prevention will run from 5 to 9 August 2013.

Both courses take place at the National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, US.

Cost:

The National Cancer Institute provides these courses free of charge for participants from Ireland. Successful applicants will have a return economy flight to the US and accommodation costs paid by the Health Research Board.

Application:

Applicants may apply for one or both courses. An eligible application consists of two items:

  1. An application form filled in by the applicant and submitted electronically (see 'related documents' link below)
  2. A signed letter of support from the applicant's employer sent by post or scanned and submitted electronically (see 'related documents' link below)  

All forms must arrive no later than 1pm on Friday, 18 January 2013.

Website:

More information is available on the NCI website: https://cpfp.cancer.gov/summer/summer.php

Contact:

Angelena Rea

NCI Summer Curriculum

Population Health Sciences and Health Services Research

Health Research Board

73 Lower Baggot Street

Dublin 2

 

Telephone: +353 1 2345 104

Email: ARea@hrb.ie

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