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Baylor Oncology Scholars Training Program

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Program Director: Weei-Chin Lin

The Baylor Oncology Scholars Training Program aims to promote the career of physician scientists and Ph.D. trainees in translational cancer research. The program is composed of five scientific themes: "Omics" sciences; Cancer signaling pathways; Stem cells and development; Therapeutics and diagnostics; Cancer epidemiology and prevention. The program is open to both clinical fellows and postdoctoral fellows.

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Clinical Scientist Training Program

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Director: Ashok Balasubramanyam, M.D.

The Clinical Scientist Training Program is committed to educating and training highly motivated individuals to become successful, independent clinical investigators and future leaders in academic medicine and biomedical research. It is designed for junior faculty and senior residents or sub-specialty fellows at Baylor College of Medicine. The CSTP offers Ph.D. (for faculty only) and M.S. (for faculty and senior residents / fellows) degrees in clinical investigation through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Both the Ph.D. and M.S. programs are designed for academic clinicians with a significant commitment to clinical research. The CSTP also offers a one-year program leading to a Certificate of Added Qualification in clinical investigation designed for academic clinicians who are interested in an in-depth introduction to clinical research and grant writing, but cannot commit to the additional years required to obtain a graduate degree.

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CPRIT Comprehensive Cancer Training Program

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Program Director: Jeffrey M. Rosen

The CPRIT Comprehensive Training Program facilitates the training of the next generation of outstanding cancer biology researchers to help ensure a diverse pool of highly trained scientists are available to meet the state's and nation's basic, clinical and translational cancer needs. The program is open to undergraduate, graduate Ph.D., postdoctoral and clinical fellow trainees.

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CPRIT Post–Graduate Training Program in Integrative Cancer Epidemiology

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Program Director: Margaret R. Spitz

The CPRIT Post–Graduate Training Program in Integrative Cancer Epidemiology offers epidemiology fellows with the specialized skills to incorporate novel high-throughput technologies into large-scale collaborative epidemiology studies and to become successful, cross-trained cancer epidemiologists. The CPRIT epi training program is open to Ph.D. epidemiologists or M.D.s/D.V.M.s with master’s degree in epidemiology.

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Immunology Scientist Training Program

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Program Director: David Corry

This program supports training in immunology to produce premier M.D. and Ph.D. immunologists for careers in science. The specific aims are to recruit promising young scientists with a passion for immunology research; to increase access to high quality research mentors; to increase the desirability of a research career for physicians; and to increase access to developmental mentoring functions including career development.

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Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Program

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Program Director: David Nelson

The Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Program offers the only cancer-centric graduate training at Baylor. The IMBS Cancer Biology Training Track provides an alluring breadth of cancer research opportunities for graduate students, with more than 70 faculty whose research focuses on cancer-related topics.

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Medical Genetics Research Fellowship Program

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Program Director: Brendan Lee

The training fellowship supports M.D. and Ph.D. individuals usually enrolled in ABMGG fellowships in all aspects of research related to human genetics. Other postdoctoral fellows may also be supported depending on nature of research project.

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Medical Scientist Training Program

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Program Director: Sharon Plon

The Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine is designed for highly motivated students. The combined degree program, while emphasizing continuity between clinical and basic sciences curricula, provides training that can lead to significant scientific contributions in academic and corporate research, clinical practice or a combination of both.

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Reproductive Biology: Regulatory Mechanism

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Program Director: Bert W. O’Malley

This program is designed to explore molecular mechanisms of estrogen and progesterone in the regulation of reproductive tissues and organs. Projects are focused on the inductive and repressive regulation of the genome by nuclear receptors and their coregulatory proteins.

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Research Training in Gastroenterology

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Program Director: Hashem El-Serag

This postdoctoral research training program is designed to provide training and mentoring in the conduct of epidemiological and health services research in digestive diseases including cancer. The training period is two years.

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Research Training in Lung Disease

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Program Director: Tony Eissa

This multidisciplinary program allows trainees at Baylor to successfully launch research careers in lung diseases. The goal of this training program is to continue to develop pulmonary physician-scientists and researchers who will serve as future academic leaders.

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Training in Cell and Gene Therapy

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Program Director: Helen Heslop

This is a comprehensive training program in cellular and genetic therapies, for both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Training Program in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine

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Program Co-Director: Cliona M. Rooney
Program Co-Director: Ignatia B. Van den Veyver

The interdepartmental Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program at Baylor College of Medicine offers a unique approach to train individuals in translational biology and promote collaborations between clinical and basic science faculty. The program aims to develop a new workforce with firsthand experience in translational research and leadership training to move discoveries effectively between bench and bedside.

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Contact Us

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Suzanne Fuqua, Ph.D.
Co-Associate Director for Education
sfuqua@bcm.edu

Jason Yustein, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Associate Director for Education
yustein@bcm.edu

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Residency and Fellowship Programs

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Baylor College of Medicine sponsors Graduate Medical Education in more than 80 programs accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, and 40 Texas Medical Board approved programs.