T32 Training Grants Opportunities


The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center houses multiple NIH- and NCI-funded training grants that support the training of physicians and scientists. They span training in cancer epidemiology, cancer nanotechnology, molecular oncology and other population health sciences. Training programs for physicians are affiliated with surgical oncology, medical oncology, hematology and pathology fellowships among others. Post-doctoral fellows who are interested in these grant programs are encouraged to contact Program Directors for more information. The list below includes eight NCI-funded T32 institutional training grants. SKCCC faculty lead an additional six NIH-funded T32 pre- and post-doctoral institutional training grants that support training in pharmacology, cancer immunology, radiology and molecular imaging as well as cellular and molecular medicine.

Clinical and Laboratory Research Training for Surgical Oncologists (5T32CA126607)

This training program provides clinical and research training to surgical oncology residents and fellows, preparing them for leadership roles in academic surgical oncology.
PI: Lei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Administrator: Rickey Moore, Fellowship Administrative Coordinator, [email protected]

Institutional Research Cancer Epidemiology Fellowship (5T32CA009314)

The Training Program in Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health trains predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. This training grant provides funds for training at the pre- and postdoctoral levels in three tracks: the etiology and prevention of cancer, the genetic epidemiology of cancer, and cancer control.
PI: Elizabeth A. Platz, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Cancer Epidemiology Program website
Program administrator: Ebony A. Moore, Academic Program Coordinator, ([email protected] or 410-502-9048)

Lab Research Training in Pediatric Oncology-Hematology (5T32CA060441)

This training program provides postdoctoral training and experience in field-leading research on childhood cancer and blood diseases, supporting physician-scientist trainees in the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program.

PI: Donald Small, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Fellowship Program website
Fellowship program administrator: Gladys Valencia Novak ([email protected] or 410-614-5055)

Molecular Targets for Cancer Detection and Treatment (5T32CA009071)

This program trains medical oncology physicians-in-training in research methods related to basic and translational cancer research. It provides opportunities for physician-scientist trainees in structured training in a laboratory environment or in translational areas related to cancer genetics and epigenetics, drug design and targeted therapies, tumor and transplant immunology, and the translation of basic science discoveries to novel approaches in cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

PIs: Mary Armanios, M.D., and Nilofer Azad, M.D.
Medical Oncology Fellowship Program website
Program administrator: Ashley Harley, [email protected]

Opportunities for Pathology Trainees in Cancer Research (OPTIC) (5T32CA193145)

This training program supports postdoctoral trainees developing research-oriented careers in cancer pathology. The program is open to a highly select group of clinical trainees, allowing them to conduct in-depth laboratory projects and participate in educational activities geared toward preparing them for leadership roles in academic pathology and laboratory-based cancer research.

PIs: Tamara Lotan, M.D., and Charles Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D.
Pathology Residency Program website
Pathology fellowships website
Program administrator: Nancy Nath, Medical Training Program Manager ([email protected] or 410-955-3439)

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training in Nanotechnology for Cancer Research (NTCR) (5T32CA153952)

The Nanotechnology for Cancer Research Fellowship (NTCR) supports integrated interdisciplinary predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs at the interface of nanotechnology, cancer biology, and oncology for cancer medicine. This fellowship is housed in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Nanotechnology.

PI: Denis Wirtz, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Nanotechnology for Cancer Research Fellowship Program website
Program administrator: Camille Mathis ([email protected] or 410-516-6572)

Training in Areas Fundamental to Cancer Research (5T32CA009110)

This training program supports the training of predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the conduct of research aimed at understanding the fundamental biochemical, molecular and cellular processes underlying the development and progression of cancer. This program is centered in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

PIs: Ashani Weeraratna, Ph.D., and Micheal Matunis, Ph.D.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program website
Program administrative contact: Chandan Prasai ([email protected] or 410-955-3769)

Training Program in Hematology (5T32HL007525)

The training program in Hematology prepares postdoctoral fellows with an M.D. and/or Ph.D. for careers in academic adult hematology. This fellowship program is one of only two programs in the United States that recruits for single-board hematology fellows, and provides dedicated training in benign and malignant hematology without training in solid tumors.

PI: Robert Brodsky, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship Program website
Program administrator: Natalie Danish ([email protected] or 410-502-2546)

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.