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Training and Mentoring

The UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy mentors and trains researchers at all stages of their careers:

  • During graduate school: More than 70 UIC graduate students get hands-on research experience at IHRP each year. IHRP investigators mentor many of these students as they develop their master's degree theses, capstone projects or doctoral dissertations.  
  • Through predoctoral and postdoctoral research training: IHRP hosts federally funded fellowship programs, such as the Cancer Education and Career Development Program, and its senior investigators employ postdoctoral fellows in the conduct of research.  
  • As new faculty: Senior investigators mentor junior faculty as they design research and write proposals for career development grants or their first federal research grants as independent investigators.

IHRP also pursues its training mission by …