Now Accepting Applications for 2019

The NCI funded program in Cancer Prevention and Control Training program (CAPACiTy) at the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center prepares trainees to become independent research investigators in the field of cancer prevention and control. Our Program has a particular focus on cancer survivorship, healthy lifestyles, and cancer care delivery. Our cadre of potential mentors have expertise and funding in a wide range of relevant areas including:

  • Health-related quality of life
  • Lifestyle/behavior change, including tobacco, alcohol, diet and physical activity
  • Symptom management
  • Life course perspectives on cancer control
  • Access to care
  • Health disparities, including disparities due to SES, race/ethnicity, and rural residence
  • Complementary and alternative interventions
  • Late effects and clinical care
  • Dissemination and implementation research
  • Cancer care delivery research

The overall goal of the Training Program, now in its 12th year, is to provide an integrated career development pathway centered on training PhD/MD fellows in the skills and competencies needed to conduct research in cancer prevention and control.

Post Doctoral Training Program in Cancer Prevention and Control Group Photo2018 postdocs from left to right: Neha Goyal, Shan Wong, Alex Lucas, and Laurie Steffen

Training Opportunities

The CAPACiTy program provides opportunities to work closely with senior faculty as part of multidisciplinary research teams to:

  • Receive specialized didactic and experiential training in specialized and experiential training in diverse areas of cancer prevention and control, including but not limited to oncology, epidemiology, health services research, cancer prevention, cancer biology, behavioral oncology and genetics.
  • Publish manuscripts using existing datasets and new projects.
  • Obtain hands-on experience conducting research.
  • Gather pilot data for future research.
  • Present research findings at scientific meetings.
  • Develop and submit an NIH grant proposal reviewed by a mock study section.
  • Take selected courses in or complete an optional Master of Science in Clinical and Population Translational Sciences.
  • Collaborate on studies using various methodologies, including clinical trials, observational studies, large databases and qualitative research.

Program Areas

The CAPACiTy Program focuses on three distinct program areas: survivorship, healthy lifestyles, and cancer care delivery.