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Office of Education and Training

Connecting the UCSF cancer community with education, mentoring and career development across all trainee levels.

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Applying for Faculty Positions: Two Part Workshop

July 16, 2019

Hosted by HDFCCC & Office for Career & Professional Development. This two-part workshop is geared toward lab based postdocs who want or are considering applying for a faculty position. Attendees will get the most benefit if they attend both parts, however, you can choose to attend only one. Please register for each event separately.

Part 1: Applying for Faculty Positions, Aug. 26, 11am – 2pm, Mission Hall Rm 1401. In this workshop, we will describe how participants can strategically position themselves as a competitive candidates for faculty positions. You’ll learn about application packages, steps in the hiring process, what faculty hiring committees are looking for and more. Register here.

Part 2: Newly Hired Faculty Panel, Aug. 27, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Helen Diller Building Rm 160. New HDFCCC faculty will describe their experience and answer your questions. Includes reception with the panelists. Register here by Aug. 21.

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Cancer Foundation Grants Seminar

July 16, 2019

Held on Nov. 14, 12-2:15pm, Helen Diller Building Rm 160. Representatives from ASCO, AACR, ACS & Damon Runyon will talk about their funding opportunities, followed by a panel of HDFCCC faculty who have served as reviewers for these grants. Open to postdocs, fellows, residents and faculty. Register here by Nov. 8.

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunity to work with Stanton Glantz on Cannabis and Tobacco Policymaking Research

June 14, 2019

Stanton Glantz, Professor of Medicine and Director of the UC San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education is seeking an individual to conduct policy research in the evolving policy environment around cannabis policy and how it interacts with tobacco control policymaking at the state and local level. If interested, please read more and contact Dr. Glantz.


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The strong commitment of the HDFCCC to education and mentoring is reflected in Center-specific efforts, as well as in the integration and coordination between the HDFCCC and other UCSF wide career enhancement programs and initiatives. The Office of Education and Training (OET) was created to coordinate these efforts, leveraged the rich learning environment, resources and opportunities available within the greater UCSF campus community, to complement HDFCCC activities and develop new education programs were needed. The OET is led by Associate Director for Education Dr. Emily Bergsland.
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Dr. Emily Bergsland – Associate Director for Education
Dr. Emily Bergsland is a specialist in gastrointestinal oncology at the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her expertise includes treating colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers, and neuroendocrine tumors. She sees patients in the Gastrointestinal Surgery and Oncology Clinic. Bergsland earned a medical degree at the University of Minnesota and completed a residency and fellowship at UCSF. She joined the UCSF medical staff and faculty in 1996. In her research, she focuses on developing and testing new cancer therapies. She is a professor of clinical medicine at UCSF.

Jennifer Seuferer, MS – Education & Training Manager
Jennifer Seuferer is the Education and Training Manager at the Cancer Center, helping to create the Office of Education and Training’s career development programs. She has 8 years of experience designing and delivering education programs. Jennifer has a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado and a MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts. She is also a Certified Meeting Professional and holds her Event Design Certificate.
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