Office of Education and Training

Upcoming Events


Featured Career Development Opportunities

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CREST Program

This program provides career development support for oncology clinical research staff who plan to pursue additional training in STEMM professions. More info

Characteristics of Successful Applicants Panel

Characteristics of Successful Applicants

Admission Officers from medical schools, nursing and physician assistant programs around California present tips on applying to their programs. More info/registration. Open to all.

HDFCCC K12 Program

Leveraging Philanthropy to Build and Sustain your Research Program

This seminar will teach the basic principles of fundraising, including best practices, case studies, and role-playing exercises. More info.

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.

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.