Cancer Research Training and Education

The education and training of present and future leaders in cancer research is a top priority of the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC). The newly established Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC) initiative seeks to promote and integrate the broad array of education and training opportunities at the Abramson Cancer Center and University of Pennsylvania for students, trainees, scholars, faculty, and research professionals, ranging from undergraduate courses in Cancer Biology to continuing medical education (CME) courses for practicing oncologists.

Connect with the CRTEC by contacting Cauleen Noël at

Education and Training Programs with Direct or Indirect Relevance to Cancer

Select from the tab menu below to find educational resources across our campus. Click through to learn more about each program or to find contact information.

High School and Undergraduate

Medical School and Graduate School

Clinical or Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Faculty, Professional and Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Promoting Diversity in Cancer Research

We are committed to expanding and diversifying the cancer workforce through targeted education, training, and mentorship.

CRTEC Administration

  • David A. Mankoff, MD, PhD (Director)
    ACC Associate Director of Education and Training
    Gerd Muehllehner Professor of Radiology
    Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Radiology

  • Cauleen Noël, PhD (Administrative Director)

CRTEC Operating Committee

  • Erica Dahlmeier, MPH, CCRC
    Clinical Research Unit

  • Jie Deng, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN

  • David M. Feldser, PhD
    Cancer Biology

  • Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE
    Diversity and Outreach

  • Elizabeth Olson Hexner, MD, MSTR
    Translational Science

  • Stephen P. Hunger, MD
    Pediatric Cancer Research

  • Steven Joffe, MD, MPH
    Medical Ethics and Health Policy

  • Rachel McGarrigle, MSEd
    CTSA Education

  • Lynn M. Schuchter, MD
    Clinical Translational Research

CTREC Internal Advisory Board

  • Lawrence (Skip) Brass, MD, PhD
    Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs

  • Roger Cohen, MD
    Hematology Oncology

  • Lewis Chodosh, MD, PhD
    Cancer Biology

  • Lei Dong, PhD
    Medical Physics

  • Cynthia Griffo, MS, RN
    ACC Continuing Medical Education

  • Maria Hendricks, MSN, RN
    Allied Health Education

  • Leslie Kersun, MD, MSCE, MSEd
    Pediatric Hematology Oncology

  • Emma Meagher, MD
    ITMAT Education (CTSA)

  • James Metz, MD
    Radiation Oncology

  • Gail Morrison, MD
    Online Education

  • Ellen Puré, PhD
    PennVet Cancer Center

  • Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF, FACG, FACP
    PSOM Senior Vice Dean for Medical Education

  • Lawrence (Larry) Schulman, MD
    Global Oncology

  • Allison Werner Lin PhD, AM, EdM, LCSW
    Oncology Social Work

In This Section

  • Undergraduate Training

    Undergraduate cancer research opportunities are available through multiple programs on campus at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Graduate Training

    Graduate training at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania covers a wide range of scientific and clinical areas.

  • Medical Training

    Medical education training at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania covers undergraduate training as well as graduate training, which includes residency and fellowship programs.

  • Postdoctoral Training

    Postdoctoral trainees in the area of cancer research have access to a wealth of resources through the office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP).

  • Professional Education and Career Development

    There are myriad opportunities for cancer researchers and health care professionals to augment their training and further their careers at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Opportunities for Researchers from Traditionally Underrepresented Backgrounds

    There are multiple education and training programs available at the Abramson Cancer Center and the University of Pennsylvania that are focused on populations that are traditionally underrepresented in science and medicine.