Office of Training and Education

The NCI Office of Training and Education focuses on enhancing the overall training experience of postdoctoral and clinical fellows, graduate students, postbaccalaureate fellows, and interns at the NCI Center for Cancer Research. 

What We Do:

  • Assist CCR principal investigators in recruiting outstanding candidates for training positions
  • Develop and conduct training courses and career development workshops for current CCR fellows
  • Provide trainees with mentoring opportunities and collaborative interactions
  • Promote awards to reward outstanding research efforts by CCR fellows
  • Assist trainees as they transition into academic positions or alternative career paths 

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Mailing Address:

Center for Cancer Training
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 2W104, MSC 9707
Rockville, MD   20850


Questions can be directed to any of our staff members. 

Jonathan S. Wiest, Ph.D.              
Director for Training and Education         
Ph: 240.276.5628    
Terry Moody, Ph.D.                       
Special Assistant to the Director               
Ph: 240.276.7785    
Vi Black
Program Manager
Trainee Activities and Outreach
Ph: 240.276.7786
Mary Velthuis
Program Manager
NCI Cancer Research Training Program Award (CRTA)    
Ph: 301.594.9416
Ravi Dhar, Ph.D.
Program Manager
Ph: 240.760.7709
Keyonna A. Earle
Program Specialist                        
Ph: 240.276.7784