The ITCMS program offers a wide variety of training opportunities to enhance the postdoctoral experience for all trainees. Please see below for a list of program requirements and links to further information.

Training Requirements:

  • A mentoring committee, consisting of the mentor and at least 2 additional relevant PIs whom the trainee believes will benefit their career growth, must meet bi-annually to discuss the trainee’s goals and progress.
  • Trainees must show significant effort towards obtaining independent support, applying to two or more individual fellowships in their first year of support.
  • Monthly Postdoctoral Seminar Series occurring on the 3rd Monday of the month at 12 pm in the Pagano Conference Room, lunch is served.

    • All trainees mustattend the Lineberger Monthly Postdoctoral Seminar Series, the current schedule can be found at our events page
    • All trainees must present at least one seminar during their funding period and may be asked to present during subsequent years

  • Scientific Workshops

    All trainees must attend the Cancer Model Systems workshops and must choose at least two of the other topics to attend.

    Odd years:

    SpringDrug Discovery
    SummerCancer Model Systems pt 1
    FallGenomics, Cancer model Systems Pt 2 – Baldwin

    Even Years:

    SummerMouse Histopathology
    FallProteomics, Bioinformatics

  • Research Study Group

    RSG is a trainee organized monthly meeting that features heavily on career development activities

    • Trainees are expected to attend and participate in RSG
    • For the current RSG schedule please see our events page

  • Annual Postdoc-Faculty Day

    • This annual retreat is organized by a small group of trainees from the program and provides an opportunity for Lineberger postdocs to showcase their research
    • All trainees are expected to attend and submit an abstract annually

  • Weekly Lineberger Seminar Series

    • This seminar series occurs weekly on Wednesdays at 4 pm in the Pagano Conference Room and features invited outside speakers
    • All trainees are must regularly attend this seminar series

  • Annual Lineberger Symposium

    • This symposium features high-level scientists from within the cancer center and around the world
    • Trainees are expected to attend this two-day event annually

  • Responsible Conduct of Research/Ethics Training

    All trainees must complete the Research Ethics course through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, in their first grant year:

  • Clinical shadowing and tumor board participation recommended for all trainees

    • Clinical shadowing – contact Jen Jen Yeh for further information about setting this up
    • Tumor Boards – schedule can be found here: – For more information on how to participate in the Tumor Boards please contact the UNC Cancer Care office by email at or by telephone at 919-445-1000.