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Training Program in Cancer Research


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The Biostatistics Training Program in Cancer Research at the University of Michigan provides support for pre-doctoral training at the interface of Biostatistics and Cancer research under support from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

The program, which began in 2002, will support four trainees each year. Training support may be between two and four years. United States citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. Trainees can be new applicants to the Biostatistics graduate program or continuing Michigan students at any stage in their graduate studies. Trainees from other departments (e.g. Statistics and Epidemiology) can be considered. Trainees are expected to enroll in, or have the eventual intention of enrolling in, the Ph.D. program.

Trainees are expected to undertake a curriculum of coursework in Biostatistics and Cancer, learn about the science of cancer and become involved in cancer research projects.

Pre-doctoral trainees are provided with full tuition (two semesters) and a stipend ($28, 452.00 for 2013-2014) each year. Trainees also receive travel funds towards attendance at a scientific meeting.