Education and Training Programs


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

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

Jasmine Salem, M.H.A

Program coordinator for the Cancer Research Training and Education Office.
Email: [email protected] 


Genetic Counseling

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 with opportunities to develop clinical and research projects in oncology.

Other Resources

JHU Center for Genetic Counseling

PhD Postdoctoral Fellowships

 SKCCC provides specialized post-doctoral training opportunities across multiple disciplines. They include but are not limited to these programs:

*These programs are supported by NCI-funded T32 Training Grants.

2021 First Place Winners

Population Sciences/Nursing/Pharmacy

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

Basic Science

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

Wellness and Work-Life Balance

Office of Wellbeing:

Grant Writing Resources

The Office of CRTEC supports grant writing and editing for trainees and faculty at all stages.