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NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has partnered with Ireland and Northern Ireland to provide short-term cancer prevention training to healthcare professionals from the island of Ireland. Participants representing a variety of disciplines are selected from a variety of international cancer centers, universities, health departments, industry, and government.

How is the summer curriculum structured?

Two courses are offered to healthcare professionals: a four-week course focused on the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control, and a one-week course on molecular prevention. These courses take place in Rockville, Maryland, and feature faculty members from throughout the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic institutions.

  • Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course dates are: July 7 - August 1, 2014
  • Molecular Prevention Course dates are: August 4 – 8, 2014

Who should apply

All courses are open to health care professionals, health policy makers and scientists, who have an interest in cancer prevention and control. Background knowledge in epidemiology, biostatistics, and cancer biology is recommended. Preference is given to individuals who can demonstrate a clear relevance of the course to their current job and the ability to implement [knowledge gained from the curriculum] in their professional role; who have the ability to function as a multiplier and to disseminate information; and who are at an appropriate career level.

Selected healthcare professionals can register for and participate in these courses free of charge. Although room, board, transportation, and parking expenses are primarily the responsibility of participants, limited funding for living expenses may be available for class registrants from the island of Ireland. Participants in Ireland and Northern Ireland interested in receiving financial aid must apply via the Consortium (find your Consortium representative below).

What does the summer curriculum include?

Selected healthcare professionals can register for and participate in these courses free of charge. Although room, board, transportation, and parking expenses are primarily the responsibility of participants, limited funding for living expenses may be available for class registrants from the island of Ireland. Participants in Ireland and Northern Ireland interested in receiving financial aid must apply via the Consortium (find your Consortium representative below).

What is the deadline for application?

Registration is currently OPEN. The deadline for international applicants is February 15, 2014. The deadline for U.S. applicants is March 15, 2014.

Where can I get more information about the summer curriculum?

Visit https://cpfp.cancer.gov/summer/summer.php or http://www.hrb.ie/research-strategy-funding/grants-and-fellowships/hrb-grants-and-fellowships/grant/96 for more information about the syllabus or contact Maura O'Riordan at maura.oriordan@eortc.be.

Ireland Contact
Angelena Rea
Administrative Assistant
Population Health Sciences and Health Services Research Health Research Board
73 Lower Baggot Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 234 5104
E-mail: area@hrb.ie
Website: www.hrb.ie

Northern Ireland Contact
Dr. Ruth Carroll
Programme Manager
NCI Summer Curriculum 2014
HSC Research & Development
12-22 Linenhall Street
Belfast BT2 8BS
Northern Ireland

Tel:  + 44 (0) 2890553617

E-mail: Ruth.Carroll@hscni.net
Web: www.Publichealth.hscni.net