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Training & Education

Cancer Research Training & Education Coordination (CRTEC)

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to recruiting, training and retaining the next generation of cancer researchers and care providers.

We offer training opportunities that span the spectrum of cancer biology, basic science, cancer control and prevention, cancer care quality, and fellowship training in multiple disciplines within oncology.

UNC Lineberger’s training and education programs are part of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC) program. As part of the CRTEC mission, we offer opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral students, and faculty members.

CRTEC identifies, integrates, and organizes resources to:

  1. Train and promote career development for basic, translational, clinical and population science students/researchers at all stages, from professional degree candidates, pre- and post-doctoral fellows, to junior faculty launching their independent careers and mid-level/senior faculty seeking new collaborative research opportunities or leadership roles
  2. Stimulate interest in cancer research and cancer care in middle, high school and community college students as well as undergraduates
  3. Educate the North Carolina community on cancer and cancer careers
  4. Educate UNC Lineberger administrative staff on effective methods to support research and training missions

Learn more about our research and clinical fellowships, and training and recognition opportunities.

News & Announcements

Apply for Research Fellowships

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Research Fellowships

We offer several research fellowship training opportunities that span the spectrum of cancer. These training programs are part of NIH-funded T32 Training Grants, which enables UNC Lineberger to recruit individuals for training in specified shortage areas.

Research Fellowships

Clinical Fellowships

Our clinical fellowships offer opportunities in both oncology-specific and oncology-related settings. Fellows will apply knowledge from their academic training and gain valuable professional experience to launch them into the next phase of their career.

Clinical Fellowships

Community Programs & Outreach

Get involved with our community programs, which are jointly administered between the UNC Lineberger Office of Community Outreach & Engagement, the Cancer Research Training & Education Coordination (CRTEC) and the UNC Lineberger Cancer Network (UNCLCN).


Ryan McNamara, PhD, a postdoctoral trainee at UNC Lineberger, presents to Albert S. Baldwin Jr., associate director of UNC Lineberger and William Rand Kenan Professor Biology.


Apply for a dissertation or postdoctoral publication award. These are annual, competitive awards for trainees of UNC Lineberger.


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“UNC Lineberger is training the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians as we work to find a cure. It is a critical role of the cancer center to connect students and faculty to ongoing training and educational opportunities. Similarly, we must engage with our community to spread that knowledge and understanding of cancer research and care.”
–UNC Lineberger CRTEC Leadership Team


Meet the Leadership Team