The Mayo Clinic Cancer Genetic Epidemiology Research Training Program is designed to produce investigators capable of developing independent careers in cancer research that transects the disciplines of genomics, epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics and clinical informatics. This multidisciplinary training integrates "omic" technologies and methods into epidemiology studies to stimulate improvements in cancer detection, prevention and treatment.
Mentoring is provided by experienced faculty with active research programs, including cancer genetic epidemiologists, statistical geneticists, cancer geneticists, clinical bioinformaticians and clinical mentors. The Mayo Clinic environment, medical record infrastructure and biospecimen repositories provide unique opportunities to link well-annotated clinical information with genomic, molecular and pathology data on patients.
In addition to salary, the trainee receives up to $15,000 a year for research costs and travel. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.