Cancer prevention and control training program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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  • The pre- and postdoctoral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program (CPCTP) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has attracted high- quality trainees from all over the United States. The trainees have pursued courses of study in epidemiology, nutrition sciences, health behavior, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, or public health nutrition; and research projects in cessation of tobacco use, cancer screening, cancer epidemiology, diet modification, nutrient-cancer relationships, statistical modeling of carcinogenesis, medical-nutrition education, and obesity, in precise alignment with NCI cancer control objectives. Both courses and research projects have been interdisciplinary, taking advantage of the strong interdepartmental collaborative atmosphere at UAB. Former trainees have been successfully placed in academic, administrative, and practice positions in which they can strategically apply their cancer prevention and control expertise.
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    Author List

  • Heimburger DC; Waterbor J; Fish DL; Brooks CM
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  • 69
  • End Page

  • 72
  • Volume

  • 15
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  • 2