The central mission of the Penn TREC Survivor Center is to advance science on energetics and cancer survivorship, toward the goal of improving both the length and quality of cancer survivorship.
Education & Training
The goal of the Education and Training Core is to identify and address barriers in translating research into clinical practice and community programs.
- Recruit and support pre- and post-doctoral research fellows dedicated to developing careers in transdisciplinary energetics and cancer survivorship research with financial support, co-mentored training and independent, mentored research.
- Facilitate cross-training in energetics and cancer survivorship research and clinical care among current research and clinical faculty through seminar series, pilot projects, collaborative manuscripts and grant applications.
- Integrate didactic coursework in obesity and cancer survivorship into required curricula for multiple graduate degree granting academic programs at Penn.
- Disseminate knowledge about the Penn TREC Survivor Center and obesity and cancer survivorship issues through four commissioned policy issue briefs that will be developed and broadly distributed by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics as well as a national obesity and cancer survivorship policy conference during year 4 of funding.