Professional Education and Career Development

There are myriad opportunities for cancer researchers and health care professionals to augment their training and further their careers.

Abramson Cancer Center Events and Seminars: The Abramson Cancer Center supports regular Grand Rounds and other seminars and events for cancer researchers in basic, clinical, and population sciences.

AFCRI/HemOnc/Wistar Seminar Series: The recently combined AFCRI/Hem-Onc/Wistar Institute series presents weekly seminars from pre-eminent scientists representing a broad scope of cancer-related research. These seminars are jointly hosted by the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, and The Wistar Institute.

Continuing Medical Education (CME): The Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education Program (CME-IPE) at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities for physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers and healthcare professional teams with the goal of improving the health and well-being of people and communities through strong emphasis on research, education, and clinical care. Penn’s CME-IPE Program coordinates efforts with others within the University, the Perelman School of Medicine, Penn Medicine and the School of Nursing to optimize the development and meaningful engagement of healthcare professionals in effective learning and improvement experiences. The Program includes cancer-specific CME events.

Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research (CECCR): The Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research (CECCR) oversees the EPIC training program, which trains both physician and non-physician fellows to be rigorous independent academic investigators skilled in the use of cancer communication research approaches, methods and techniques and prepared to address important questions in cancer communication research.

National Clinical Scholars Program: The National Clinical Scholars Program provides training in health policy and community-relevant research to outstanding physicians who are committed to improving health and health care in the United States. Penn Clinical Scholars become highly capable health services researchers and leaders in the transformation of health care, both by developing research that is highly relevant to the broader community and by translating research findings into action.

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction (CIRNA): The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction (CIRNA) conducts interdisciplinary research focused on improving the treatment of nicotine dependence for smokers who wish to quit smoking. The highly collaborative research of CIRNA investigators spans from "cells to society," crossing departments and schools at the University of Pennsylvania and extending to institutions across North America. Over the past 15 years, CIRNA has evolved to include four overarching and interrelated programs of research.