Trainee Navigation Program

Personalized navigation and connections to institutional resources for early career investigators interested in cancer research or cancer disparities research.


  • FREE extra support to get you to the next phase of your career.
  • Personalized connection to resources, grant opportunities, and affinity groups, amongst others.
  • Grant Writing Workshops
  • Scientific Editing Services
  • Travel Award Opportunities


Investigators eligible to participate must be:

  • Engaged in a cancer related research career path
  • Graduate Students, Predoctoral Trainees, Postdoctoral Trainees, or Early Stage Investigators (ESI) / Junior Faculty without previous R01 (or equivalent) funding

URiM and women investigators are encouraged to engaged in this service.


Aimee JamesAimee S. James, PhD, MPH

Professor of Surgery



Sanders Thompson VettaVetta Sanders Thompson, PhD

E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity



Elizabeth (Betsy) J Keath, PhD

Elizabeth (Betsy) J Keath, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Contact Us

Please email [email protected] with any questions about our Trainee Navigation Services.