The most powerful weapons in the battle against cancer are those of prevention and control. Many different disciplines comprise the research, teaching, and service efforts in this area, and a significant need exists to equip and enable persons in these disciplines to focus their efforts on cancer.
The purpose of the UAB Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program (CPCTP) is to train interdisciplinary cancer prevention and control researchers. This is done by an interdisciplinary team that recruits, supports, and mentors pre- and postdoctoral trainees in academic programs in the School of Public Health and the Department of Nutrition Sciences. CPCTP trainees undertake a specialized curriculum that is tailored to their interdisciplinary and research interests, and conduct research related to cancer prevention and control.
Co-directors of the CPCTP are Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D. (pictured), and Karen Meneses, Ph.D. John Waterbor, M.D., Dr.PH, serves as associate director and C. Michael Brooks, EdD, is evaluation director.
The CPCTP Web site can be found at http://www.uab.edu/cpctp.