Office of Education and Training
Connecting the UCSF cancer community with education, mentoring and career development across all trainee levels.
We are now recruiting fellows for the 2023/2024 cohort of The Fellows Advancement Skills Training in Clinical Research (FAST-CaR) Program . This program helps clinical research fellows to have a tighter-knit community and to have structured career development activities and ongoing research project feedback. The Oncology FAST-CaR Group leader is Dr. Li Zhang, an HDFCCC biostatistician. Space is limited, apply early. More info
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.
Dr. 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 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.
Gia Monachino - Education & Training Assistant
Gia Monachino is the Education & Training Assistant, aiding in the administrative tasks of the Office. She has varied experiences in the education field, including outdoor education and museum education environments. Gia has a BA in Psychology and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University.