Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award Program

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The National Institutes of Health, more commonly referred to as NIH, is an agency operating within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that is largely accountable for pursuing and supporting all of the country's biomedical and health-related research studies.

The programs and objectives of the NIH are designed to collectively aid in the achievement of their agency mission, which is to "seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability."

In line with this mission, the National Institutes of Health has recently form a partnership with the National Cancer Institute in an effort to establish the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award Program.

The program aims to support the development and nourishment of the respective careers of junior investigators owning research or health professional doctoral degrees. Great emphasis will be given to those junior researchers who wish to pursue a career in cancer-focused academic research, which would consequently focus on cancer prevention, cancer control, as well as the behavioral and population sciences.   (continued...)

Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award Program
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