Office of Education and Training

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Featured Career Development Opportunities

K12 Physician Scientist Program in Clinical Oncology Application Deadline Extended Until Jan. 13, 2023 at 12pm

Now accepting applications. Provides salary support for protected research, clinical trial, career development, and leadership training. Click here for details and to apply. 

travel grant

OET Postdoc Travel Grants - Applications due Jan. 23

OET Travel Grants are for postdocs in HDFCCC member labs only.

Two grants will be awarded (up to $1500 each) for postdocs who do not otherwise have the means to attend a desired research meeting. Click here for more information.

LEAP Mentoring Program

LEAP Early Career Faculty Mentoring Program - Applications due March 13, 2023

The goal of LEAP (Leveraging Expertise to Advance our Professionals/Professors) is to provide career mentoring to early career faculty who do not receive it elsewhere (departments, divisions, etc.).

Program Overview:

  • Mentees/Mentors meet 2 - 4 times per year for at least 2 - 3 years
  • Mentees will complete an Individual Development Plan to review with mentors
  • Mentors will only be assigned one mentee at a time

Click here for more information and to apply. 

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.