Research for Cancer Prevention and Control

Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer Prevention and Control

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center offer pre- and postdoctoral training in interdisciplinary cancer prevention and control.

This program provides promising scientists with the opportunity for research training in cancer prevention and control in a research-intensive multidisciplinary setting.

Our goal is to prepare scientists to conduct interdisciplinary cancer prevention and control research with opportunities for focus across the cancer control continuum including prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship. The program has a major emphasis on addressing cancer disparities.

We are currently accepting applications from individuals with PhDs in health-related fields or those anticipating their PhD by August 2024 on a rolling basis. Contact program coordinator Nikki Benbow at for more information.

8mean number of publications during fellowship

75%postdoctoral trainees have accepted academic tenure-track positions

82%predoctoral fellows accepted postdoctoral positions at leading research institutions

Why apply for a T32 Fellowship?

Our program is flexible enough to address the educational needs of individuals from different academic home disciplines, but formal enough to ensure that you’ll achieve high levels of content knowledge and acquire intensive research experience by the time you complete your studies.

As a pre- or post-doctoral trainee, you will:

  • Reflect the diversity of our state and nation.
  • Understand the importance of addressing cancer health disparities.
  • Believe in team science and the need for a transdisciplinary approach to cancer prevention and control science.

Predoctoral fellows are allowed a maximum of three years of support; postdoctoral fellows receive two or three years of support, depending on an evaluation of their progress.

We believe that advances in science require investigators who are trained to work across disciplines while considering translation at all levels—from bench to bedside to the community.

Meet the Directors

Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Champion is recognized internationally as an expert in behavioral oncology, with research focusing on interventions to increase cancer screening in underserved and community settings.

Additionally, her research has addressed cancer survivorship and symptom science throughout the survivorship continuum.

Meet Dr. Champion

Catherine Mosher, PhD

For over a decade, Dr. Mosher has mentored trainees in cancer prevention and control, many of whom have earned national awards for their research and pursued research careers.

Dr. Mosher’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of behavioral interventions to improve symptom management and quality of life for both patients with cancer and their family caregivers.

Meet Dr. Mosher


To learn more about the Cancer Prevention and Control program, please send an email, along with your CV, to Nikki Benbow at


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