Georgetown Lombardi is committed to recruiting, educating, and developing the careers of the next generation of outstanding basic and clinical cancer researchers who will continue the fight against cancer.

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Education and Training Program recruits, educates and trains the next generation of basic and clinical cancer researchers through a range of programs and initiatives designed to attract and engage individuals of all backgrounds and training levels, from high school through established basic scientists and clinicians. Bringing the best and brightest minds into the fight against cancer is the best way to defeat this disease.

Scroll down to see brief descriptions of the range of programs on offer and links to more detailed information, or click on the buttons below to go directly to the indicated program areas:

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Degree Programs

Ph.D. in Tumor Biology

The Interdisciplinary Program in Tumor Biology Ph.D. program provides doctoral students with an excellent environment and interdisciplinary training for a career in cancer biology research at Georgetown University.

Ph.D. in Tumor Biology

M.S. in Tumor Biology

The Master’s degree in Tumor Biology is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are interested in taking an advanced degree in tumor biology with a strong focus on state of the art cancer research methodologies. The program offers tracks in Cancer Systems Biology and Breast Cancer Health Disparities.

M.S. in Tumor Biology

M.S. in Biostatistics

The master’s degree program in Biostatistics, with a focus in bioinformatics, provides integrated training in computational, quantitative, and biomedical sciences to support health-related research in academia, government and industry.

M.S. in Biostatistics

Ph.D. in Biostatistics

The Ph.D. in Biostatistics program is designed to train outstanding biostatisticians who will advance the field of biostatistics. Students will not only acquire powerful modern statistical methods and computational tools, but also will be educated in cognate areas of biological and health sciences such as genetics, epidemiology and biology.

Ph.D. in Biostatistics

M.S. in Epidemiology

The master’s degree program in Epidemiology provides advanced training in the fundamental principles and practice of epidemiology with a focus on health disparities.

M.S. in Epidemiology

M.S. in Health Physics

The Health Physics program provides students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to become competent health physicists, dealing with the health effects associated with exposure to radiation.

M.S. in Health Physics

M.S. in Health Informatics & Data Science

The master’s degree program in Health Informatics & Data Science is aimed at health professionals, engineers, and math/science/computer science majors seeking to become practicing clinical informaticians.

M.S. in HIDS
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Postdoctoral Training & Clinical Fellowships

Postdoctoral Training in Tumor Biology

This postdoctoral program provides a solid foundation in the skills needed to succeed in a science career, a focused research experience in basic cancer biology in a strong laboratory environment, and opportunities to obtain support for the transition from postdoctoral trainee to independent cancer research scientist.

Postdoctoral Training

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

This fellowship provides a balanced program of clinical training and research experience in order to develop the best clinicians and investigators in the country.

Hematology/Oncology Clinical Fellowship
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Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics

This certificate program is designed to build on the knowledge of working professionals who desire additional training in biostatistics.

Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics

Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology

This certificate program is designed to supplement the knowledge of working professionals who desire additional training in epidemiology.

Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology
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Consortium Programs

Cancer Biology, Prevention & Control

The Cancer Biology, Prevention and Control track is offered in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), and trains graduate-level cancer researchers in how to conduct biomedical research focused on cancer biology and health disparities in minority populations, leading to an M.S. degree granted through the University of the District of Columbia.

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High School & Undergraduate Volunteer Internship Programs

Summer Research Volunteer Program

This volunteer opportunity is for outstanding high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences.

Summer Research Volunteer Program Details

Ruesch Center Summer Internship Program

This program offers undergraduate and medical students, regionally and nationally, the opportunity to engage in medical research, patient care and patient education provided at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Ruesch Center Program Details
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Mentoring & Career Development

The Georgetown Lombardi Mentoring and Career Development website is currently being redesigned to highlight all the new resources that are available.