The Cancer Care Quality Training Program
The quality of cancer care in the U.S. is not what it could be. Are you ready to improve it?
Why train at UNC and in this program? As a CCQTP fellow, you will…..
- Gain knowledge and skills through a specialized curriculum that involves tailored coursework and an immersion experience in tumor board meetings
- Acquire hands-on research experience in multidisciplinary research teams, with mentoring provided by experienced faculty members from diverse disciplines
- Participate in the collaborative, productive, and multidisciplinary cancer research community at UNC-Chapel Hill
- Develop the professional skills and relationships you need to pursue a career in the multidisciplinary field of cancer care quality research
- Receive an excellent compensation package that includes a stipend and funding for research.
|The application deadline for 2014-2015 is February 1, 2014.|
For questions, contact:
CCQTP Program Manager
Department of Health Policy and Management
1106I McGavran-Greenberg Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
Bryan J. Weiner, Ph.D.
The Cancer Care Quality Training Program Student Profile
- Wayne State University- PhD, Economics (2011)
- University of South Florida- MA, Economics (2007)
- University of South Florida- MBA (2002)
- University of South Florida- BS, Management Information Systems (2001)
Prior Work Experience:
- Wayne State University, Department of Economics. Graduate teaching assistant and part-time faculty (2006-2011)
- Henry Ford Health System, Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research- Research assistant (2008-2011)
- Citigroup, Global Transaction Services- Analyst (2001-2006)
Adherence to guidelines in cancer care and associated outcomes; economics of cancer screening; comparative effectiveness research in cancer care; teaching health economics.
Why did you choose UNC’s Cancer Care Quality Training Program (CCQTP)?
I was first drawn to this program because of its focus on cancer care quality. I chose the CCQTP because it is a well-supported program within an excellent school of public health. The faculty at UNC emphasizes the value of cooperation and is truly supportive of your development as a trainee.
In one sentence, describe your experience at UNC.
The UNC/CCQTP experience has exceeded my expectations and I have no regrets!
What has been the most valuable piece of knowledge you have learned in the CCQTP to date?
I have gained a greater appreciation for the value of collaboration across disciplines in cancer care research.
Why does the CCQTP format work for you?
The program gives you the flexibility to pursue your research interests and the opportunity to collaborate with world-class faculty members and experts from the school of public health and the cancer center. The CCQTP is well structured; you are expected to work with faculty mentors to identify goals and objectives early on. This ensures your productivity and success in the program.
Describe a typical term.
Besides collaborating on projects and manuscripts, in a typical term, you can expect to enroll in one of the required program courses on cancer care quality and/or an elective of your choosing, attend tumor board meetings at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, participate in talks and presentations organized by the Department of Health Policy & Management, the Gillings School of Public Health, the Lineberger Cancer Center, and the Sheps Center for Health Services Research. You also have the opportunity to travel to conferences to present your work and to various workshops to further your education and research skill sets. For example, I have recently participated in the International Health Economics Association World Congress in Toronto, and in the Cancer Health Policy Scholars workshop at George Washington University.
What do you like best about the CCQTP?
I love the fact that you can devote your time to research and to your self-development as a researcher. The CCQTP is a great transition from doctoral student to independent researcher.
Is there anything you would like to tell a prospective student about the CCQTP?
Apply! (I’m happy to answer any questions you may have).
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