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A transdisciplinary training program for behavioral oncology and cancer control scientists

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McDaniel A, Champion V, Kroenke K. A transdisciplinary training program for behavioral oncology and cancer control scientists. Nursing Outlook. 2008;56, 3:123-131.

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.

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English

Type of Publication:

Journal article

Keywords:

transdisciplinary, training program, behavioral oncology, cancer control scientists

Addresses these goal(s):

  • Establish or maintain effective team science endeavors
  • Provide institutional support for team science
  • Provide training for team science to team members or students

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Resource created by Amanda Vogel on 4/5/2011 3:38:24 PM.

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