UAB’s National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program is used to support our fellows. The program provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a high-priority NIH program.
Because of the cancer prevention focus of the grant, fellows often take one or two public health-related courses (epidemiology and health behavior). They also must have a secondary mentor in a discipline other than nutrition and focus their research on some aspect of nutrition and cancer prevention.
“Cancer-related” is interpreted broadly since obesity and physical inactivity are cancer risk factors. Several department faculty members are involved in studies that are directly or indirectly cancer-related. The NIH restricts training grant support to US citizens or permanent residents. Applications from foreign physicians may be considered if they have independent financial support and can be licensed to practice medicine in Alabama.