The Office of Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC) at the MCW Cancer Center is committed to developing the next generation of basic, translational, and population cancer researchers.
In partnership with educational institutions and community groups, CRTEC encourages the pursuit of careers in cancer care and research with the goal of mitigating cancer disparities in our community.
In partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), the MCW Cancer Center offers UWM students an experience aimed at training the next generation of high-performing, diverse cancer researchers. This includes pairing students with a mentor and attending introductory didactic sessions, including a proposal writing seminar.
Predoctoral, postdoctoral and medical students
This fellowship program provides two-year, NIH-level stipends for up to 12 predoctoral and/or postdoctoral fellowships. These awards are open to trainees, regardless of US residency status, in basic, clinical and population research, including clinical fellows in oncology specialties.
- RFA Released: 12/1
- LOIs Due: 1/15
- Applications Due: 2/15
- Awards Begin: 7/1
Janet Rader, MD, FACOG
Associate Director, Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination
Kristina Kaljo, PhD
Assistant Director, Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC)
Lisa R. Olson, MBA
Research Program Manager
Diverse educational offerings are also available from other MCW departments and institutes:
- Clinical and Translational Science Institute
- Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education
- Medical Scientist Training Program
- Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School Programs
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Summer Enrichment Programs
The CRTEC office interacts with clinical training programs to ensure appropriate mentorship of trainees in Adult and Pediatric Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. Community programs are also coordinated and enhanced with input from the MCW Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement.