Office of Education and Training

Upcoming Events


Featured Career Development Opportunities

2021/2022 Postdoc Professional Development Seminar Series 

  • Reaching Gender Equity in Cancer Research through Mentorship/Sponsorship and Allyship, Oct. 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Bridget Keenan, MD/PhD and Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH. Register here
  • Understanding the Why & How of Community Engaged Research, Nov. 15, 3:30-5:00pm - Paula Fleisher, Roberto Vargas, Tung Nguyen, MD, Franklin Huang, MD/PhD. Register here
  • Maximizing the Impact of your Work (Preprints, Press, Twitter, etc.) - April 5, 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Register here
  • Practical and Ethical Considerations of Using Genomics & Genetics for Patient Treatment & Research - April 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Register here
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HDFCCC K12 Physician Scholar Program in Clinical Oncology (PSPCO)

Click here for more information and RFA. Applications due December 3, 2021 at 3:00pm

The goal of PSPCO is to foster the development of the next generation of clinical scientists to be effective partners with discovery scientists and conduct high impact and innovative patient-centered cancer research. PSPCO will support cancer-focused junior faculty, giving them 75% protected research time for up to 2 years.

HDFCCC K12 Physician Scholar Program in Clinical Oncology (PSPCO)

HDFCCC F Grant Writing Workshop (F31s & F32s) – October 2021 – March 2022

Co-hosted by HDFCCC and the Developmental Stem Cell Biology Graduate Program, this workshop is for graduate students and postdocs who plan on submitting an F31 or F32 for the April 2022 deadline. Each month you will attend a 1 – 2 hour, virtual lecture covering different sections of the grant, write a draft, receive peer, and mentor review. At the end, your completed draft will be reviewed by another faculty member. You’ll also receive instruction on how to interface with the Research Management Office for the actual submission process. To apply, please click here. Applications due Sept. 20. Space is limited. 

To participate you must:

  • Have chosen your research mentor 
  • Have a letter/email from your mentor approving your participation and agreeing to review your draft 
  • Agree to attend lectures and provide peer review for your fellow participants 
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About the Office of Education and Training

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.

Emily Bergsland, MD - Associate Director of Education

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, 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.