The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (SKCCC) at Johns Hopkins has a longstanding legacy of excellence in research training and education. Opportunities are multidisciplinary and span the basic, translational, and population sciences. This Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC) component leverages this record to coordinate and advance these activities under a single umbrella at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). CRTEC’s primary goal, in line with SKCCC’s strategic plan, is to train a diverse workforce that is equipped to tackle future challenges in cancer research.
The Office of Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination at SKCCC oversees the integration and dissemination of cancer research and training opportunities. It is led by Dr. Mary Armanios, Associate Director of SKCCC for Education and Training.
Office of Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination
Mary Armanios, M.D.
Professor of Oncology and Genetic Medicine
Director, Telomere Center at Johns Hopkins
Director, Office of Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination
Associate Director of Education and Training at Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Fabian Johnston, M.D., M.H.S.
Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology
Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Surgery
Director, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology
Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education and Training
Administrative Specialist for Educational and Training Activities
Email: [email protected]
Programs Supporting Clinical Training Across Multiple Cancer Subspecialties
- Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program
- Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program
- Radiation Oncology Residency Program
- Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program
- Pathology Residency and Fellowship Programs
- Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
- Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program
- Palliative Care Fellowship Program
Master's Degree Program In Genetic Counseling
The Bloomberg School of Public Health, in a joint effort with the Department of Health, Behavior and Society and the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), offers a Master Degree Program in Genetic Counseling. Students rotate in SKCCC clinics, work with SKCCC Faculty and Genetic Counselors and participate in Molecular Tumor Board https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30003184/ with opportunities to develop clinical and research projects in oncology.
PhD Postdoctoral Fellowships
SKCCC provides specialized post-doctoral training opportunities across multiple disciplines. They include but are not limited to these programs:
- Cancer Epidemiology*
- Cancer Nanotechnology*
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology*
- Convergence Fellows Program
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in the School of Medicine.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in the School of Public Health.
*These programs are supported by NCI-funded T32 Training Grants.
The Office of CRTEC is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 CRTEC Professional Development workshops organized in partnership with the JHM Professional Development and Career Office. View the flyer.
Visit the JHM Professional Development and Career Office for professional development and career services to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health.
View the 2021 Virtual Trainee Day Poster
Each year, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are invited to submit their work during an interactive day that highlights the work of trainees. Fellows from across the Cancer Center are represented in this forum. Awards are given to the individuals whose posters are judged to be the most outstanding example of high impact work and excellence in presentation. The SKCCC Teaching and Mentoring Award is also presented to a SKCCC faculty member.
2021 First Place Winners
Joshua Smith – Dept. of Environmental Health and Engineering, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Preceptor: John Groopman
Title: Pan-Albumin Adductomics: Untargeted Detection of Electrophilic Adducts at Multiple Residues of Serum Albumin for Discovery and Characterization of Exposure to Environmental Carcinogens
Andrew Marple – Dept. of Oncology, Division of Hematologic Malignancies/Division of Medical Oncology
Preceptor: Challice Bonifant
Title: Enhancing the Efficacy of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cells Through Incorporation of Cell-Intrinsic Interleukin-7 Receptor Signaling
Laura Sena – Dept. of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology Preceptor: Samuel Denmeade
Title: Defining Metabolic Vulnerabilities Induced by High Dose Androgen to Develop Synthetically Lethal Combination Therapy for Prostate Cance
- Graduate Student Association at JHM: https://gsa.jhmi.edu/
- Academic Resources for Graduate Students: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/education-programs/graduate-programs/academics/academic-resources/
- Become a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Postdoctoral Organization (C3PO)!
- JH Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) website and events: https://jhpda.jhmi.edu/
- Office of Postdoctoral Affairs: /som/offices/pda
- Training Resources for new Postdocs: /som/offices/pda/training-resources
- Database of Postdoctoral Grants and Fellowships: https://research.jhu.edu/rdt/funding-opportunities/postdoctoral/
- Open Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions at SOM-JHU: /som/offices/pda/open-positions
Wellness and Work-Life Balance
Office of Wellbeing: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/joy-at-jhm/office-of-well-being/
Grant Writing Resources
The Office of CRTEC supports grant writing and editing for trainees and faculty at all stages.