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Education & Training

Consistent with the mission of Yale Cancer Center (YCC), education and training of the next generation of cancer researchers and leaders is a strategic priority. The vision for Yale Cancer Research Training & Education Coordination (CRTEC) is to establish YCC as a center of excellence in training diverse researchers in basic, translational, clinical, and population science cancer research. With a strong history of providing infrastructure and funding for research training across disciplines, YCC-supported education efforts have played a crucial role in the success of trainees at various stages of their careers, from high school students to senior faculty. CRTEC utilizes the resources of Yale School of Medicine (YSM), Yale School of Public Health, and the University, advancing its activities through the CRTEC Office to align the priorities of YCC and YSM and foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

CRTEC works closely with YCC's Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) leadership to create an inclusive and diverse training environment, establish a training pipeline with community engagement, and promote career growth through mentorship.

Yale CRTEC involves all YCC Research Programs and Clinical Research Teams. CRTEC is led by Harriet Kluger, MD, who serves as the Associate Director for Education, Training, and Faculty Development. The CRTEC Council, led by Dr. Kluger and co-led by Michael Hurwitz, MD, PhD and David Stern, PhD, serves as an internal advisory committee and collaborative forum for cancer education and training efforts within the center and across the institution. The Council comprises members from various disciplines and backgrounds, including Alfred Lee, MD, PhD, Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Xiaomei Ma, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Co-Director of the T32-funded program in Cancer Epidemiology, Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, Associate Director for COE, and Faye Rogers, PhD, Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The CRTEC Office is directed by Meina Wang, PhD.