Office of Education and Training

Remembering Community Health in Research: Using Basic Science to Solve Complex Health Problems

A two-part series. You must attend Part 1 to compete for funding in Part 2.

Part 1: March 31, 12 pm - 1:30 pm | Panel of basic & translational scientist who use collaborations with other scientific disciplines & communities to improve their science & accelerate its impact on population health. [Register]

Part 2: May 3, 3 - 5pm - Pilot Awards | Conducting research that addresses cancers impacting our local area requires strong relationships with community members and local groups. HDFCCC is offering funding for 2 pilot projects to help trainees build these types of relationships. At this event, selected trainees will present community focused project ideas to a team of community members and faculty. Two awards of up to $15,000 will be awarded. RFA released soon. Email Jennifer Seuferer for more information. Open to all trainees (must attend March 31 panel).  

Career Paths: A Virtual Guide to Healthcare Professional Careers – Physician Scientist and Nuclear Medicine Technologist

The Office of Education and Training has created a portfolio of recorded interviews with UCSF/HDFCCC healthcare professionals from different fields. If you are investigating different careers in healthcare, these videos are for you. View all videos.

NCI Funding Opportunities Webinars

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, in partnership with the other UC Cancer Centers (UCLA, UC Davis, UC Irvine, and UCSD), recently hosted a series of webinars on NCI funding opportunities. Watch the recordings here.


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. 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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