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Kirkland The rapid development and advancement of technologies and knowledge in molecular biology and genetics have led to major breakthroughs in cancer etiology research. While the field of cancer epidemiology is moving rapidly toward a new era where interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborative research is the central theme, there is a severe shortage of scientists working at the interfaces of the epidemiology, molecular biology, and genetics.

The Vanderbilt Training Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (Vanderbilt-MAGEC) was established to bridge the gap at the interface of these fields and equip postdoctoral fellows from a variety of disciplines with the methodological tools, practical laboratory and survey-research knowledge, and hands-on research and grant writing experience necessary to launch an independent career in the molecular and genetic epidemiology of cancer.

Vanderbilt MAGEC fellowships offers stipend support, Vanderbilt employee benefits, tuition for required and elective coursework, travel to one conference per year of training, payment of professional organization membership fees, and funds for fellow’s research projects. Fellows will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of established projects and participate in a multitude of cancer epidemiology-related activities across campus.