A transdisciplinary training program for behavioral oncology and cancer control scientists

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Abstract

Transdisciplinary health research training has been identified as a major initiative to achieve the vision for research teams of the future as articulated in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap for Medical Research. To address the need for scientists who can integrate diverse scientific approaches and work in transdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems, Indiana University (IU) has designed an innovative training program that will provide the didactic and research experiences to enable trainees to establish productive careers in behavioral oncology and cancer control research. Development of a successful transdisciplinary training program requires mentorship, research, and a specialized curriculum that encompass a broad range of disciplines. The program capitalizes on a unique set of existing and emerging training opportunities resulting from the collaborative activities of the IU Simon Cancer Center, the IU Schools of Nursing and Medicine, and multiple research institutes and academic centers located in Indiana and neighboring states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-131
Number of pages9
JournalNursing Outlook
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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