Friday, October 16, 2015

Prevention and Control of Cancer: Post-Doctoral Training in Implementation Science (PRACCTIS)

Dear Dr. Littenberg,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing today to share word with you of a new fellowship training opportunity at the University of Massachusetts Medical School that may be of interest to graduating students within your doctoral program.

The Prevention and Control of Cancer: Post-Doctoral Training in Implementation Science (PRACCTIS) is a full-time, multi-year program funded by the National Cancer Institute and intended to cultivate researchers committed to improving cancer care and outcomes through the translation of research into practice and the implementation of evidence-based interventions.

I have attached a program flyer to this email and included a description below. We would appreciate you sharing this with any students or faculty in your school or forwarding this information to any other parties that may be interested. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me personally or email the program at  

Thanks so much for your time.


Stephenie Lemon

Stephenie C. Lemon, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
PRACCTIS fellowship program
UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA 01605

PRACCTIS is a full-time NCI-funded post-doctoral fellowship training program designed to provide the next generation of cancer prevention and control researchers with the knowledge and skill sets to eliminate gaps in the translation of research to practice along the cancer continuum, including prevention of disease, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
This 2-3 year program emphasizes didactic training in implementation science and mentored research opportunities and provides access to a wide array of training and enrichment opportunities on the UMass Medical School campus. We emphasize training independent investigators who will become leaders in cancer prevention and control implementation science research.

Unique Training Opportunities
PRACCTIS provides opportunities for trainees to:
  • Receive team mentorship from experts in implementation science and cancer prevention and control
  • Take specialized courses in implementation science
  • Complete an optional Master of Science in Clinical Investigation
  • Join highly effective research teams
  • Gather pilot data that builds toward a future research trajectory
  • Conduct real-world research through full immersion in collaborative research relationships with clinical, public health or community partners
  • Participate in mock NIH grant review sessions
  • Participate in unique clubs, including a campus-wide K-club to inform the submission an NIH grant proposal
  • Publish manuscripts and make presentations at national conferences
  • Draw upon career planning and placement resources

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

For more information about the training program email:

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