T32 Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer, Caregiving and End-of-Life Care
Our NIH-funded training program is shaping the next generation of scientists to provide evidence on how to best help patients and families sustain health and well-being, foster patient and family engagement, manage symptoms associated with chronic disease, and die free of pain and family burden.
Program Overview and Objectives
Each trainee participates in a two-year program (year two is contingent upon performance) consisting of a combination of mentored research and career development, seminars, a journal club, intensives in innovation, trainee interest groups, visiting scholars, conference-based learning, and course work. These nurse scientists will gain the knowledge, expertise, and leadership skills to lead innovative programs of research that will ultimately affect individuals with cancer (and other chronic or life-limiting illnesses) and their families.
Our T32NR013456 NIH NINR funded program engages pre and post-doctoral trainees in state of the science knowledge, cutting edge research designs, and innovative thinking addressing key questions in cancer, family caregiving, and end-of-life care. Potential fellows must have a research interest in one these three domains.
The program builds upon research opportunities at the University of Utah’s College of Nursing, Health Sciences and Academic Campuses and also NCI designate comprehensive cancer center, Huntsman Cancer Institute.
- Engage trainees in state of the science knowledge and stimulate innovative thinking that addresses key research questions in the three domains.
- Prepare trainees to conduct research using rigorous methodological skills and sophisticated analytics to support innovative designs that advance the science.
- Provide trainees with the requisite skills and experiences in successful grant writing, publications and presentations that lead to high impact dissemination, translation, and implementation of research findings to improve clinical practice and community health.
- Mentor trainees to become leaders of interdisciplinary science teams and influencers of research and health policy in cancer, caregiving, and end-of-life care.
Unique Aspects to Utah's Training Program