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Fellowships and Positions – CCR Office of Training and Education

Mission: To have an impact on the overall training experience of basic scientists and clinical fellows in cancer research. This will be achieved by:

  • Assisting CCR investigators recruit outstanding postdoctoral candidates for fellowships.
  • Facilitating and promoting training opportunities for fellows using NCI, NIH, and academic courses.
  • Planning and implementing new courses and training programs to prepare fellows to be successful independent biomedical researchers.
  • Providing opportunities for mentors and expanding collaborative interactions.
  • Providing funding mechanisms to reward outstanding research efforts by postdoctoral fellows.
  • Implementing funding mechanisms, such as the Career Development Awards (K99/R00), to facilitate fellows’ competitiveness as candidates for academic faculty positions.
  • Assisting trainees as they make the transition into academic positions and offering exposure to alternative career paths.
  • Assisting investigators with mentoring issues.
  • Facilitating the development of training programs for fellows with an interest in administrative career pathways

Special Programs and Initiatives


Jonathan S. Wiest, PhD
Director for Training and Education
Tel: 240.276.5628

Vi Black
Program Manager for Trainee Activities and Outreach
Tel: 240.276.7786

Terry Moody, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the Director
Tel: 240.276.7785

Mary Velthuis
NCI CRTA Program Manager
Tel: 301.594.9416

Kathy Augustin
Program Assistant and NCI Loan Repayment Coordinator
Tel: 240.276.7784

Mailing Address:

Office of Training and Education
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 2W104, MSC 9707
Rockville, MD 20850

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