Spring 2021

The Cancer Education and Career Development Program is continuing with regular curriculum virtually until further notice. We continue to host weekly seminars, meetings, progress reviews, and workshops.

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ALUMNI

We congratulate recent alumni on progress in their careers:

  • Dr. Jennifer Sanchez-Flack completed our postdoctoral program in December 2020 and accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UIC’s College of Medicine.
  • Predoctoral fellow, Sabrina Young, successfully defended her dissertation entitled “The Role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Food Insecurity and Food Acquisitions” in May 2020, and accepted a position as a Research Agricultural Economist for the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • CECDP predoctoral alumna Karla Castellanos successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Pancreatic Cancer Chemoprevention by Metformin in a High Fat Diet“ in August 2020 and began a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at UIC’s College of Medicine.
  • After completing our predoctoral training program and her dissertation in 2018, Dr. Rachel Harrington accepted a position as a research scientist for the Quality Measurement & Research Group at the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, D.C.
  • After completing our postdoctoral program in summer 2018, Dr. Molly Scannel Bryan joined the UIC College of Medicine as a research assistant professor working in the Institute of Minority Health Research.