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Early Career Investigator Programs

UC Davis faculty members have several opportunities to advance their careers and expand their research interests. Scholars are trained to design and oversee research in team settings — skills critical to a successful career.


Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health

The BIRCWH K12 program creates an academic environment for women’s health researchers at UC Davis that facilitates their career development and encourages paradigm-shifting, interdisciplinary collaboration and team-based research approaches across our campus and beyond to advance research on women’s health and sex differences.

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Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology K12 Career Development Program

Combining key didactic, research and career development components to train independent and productive clinical oncology researchers, this K12 program’s curriculum is guided by two research tracks in basic/translational and clinical science. Faculty-level clinical and translational scientists near the beginning of their investigative careers are mentored in team-based, patient-oriented cancer research.

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Spotlight Early Career Investigators

The Spotlight on Early Career Investigators is an annual symposium highlighting the work of undergraduate students, pre- and post-doctoral scholars, research staff and residents/fellows in cancer research. Through this event, early career investigators meet experienced investigators, learn about potential research opportunities early in their career, and gain valuable career insights through presentations and networking.