Through strategic partnerships and multiple learning pathways, the University of Illinois Cancer
Center supports opportunities for faculty to become independent researchers through
mentorship and collaboration with multidisciplinary researchers.
The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative
The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) is a partnership between the University of Illinois Chicago, Northwestern University, and Northeastern Illinois University to advance cancer health equity through scientific discovery and community engagement. ChicagoCHEC provides mentoring, training, funding, and career development opportunities for early-career faculty to expand their research networks.
The Center for Health Equity Research Chicago
The Center for Health Equity Research Chicago (CHER Chicago) is a Center of Excellence at the University of Illinois Chicago to make transformative contributions toward eliminating structural violence. CHER Chicago provides pilot project funding, mentoring, career development, and multidisciplinary collaboration through its Investigator Development Core.
The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded University of Illinois Chicago Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program offers training, mentorship, and career development opportunities for investigators interested in women’s health and sex/gender-based health research.
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science
The University of Illinois Chicago Center for Clinical and Translational Science is funded by the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. The program provides resources to promote multidisciplinary clinical and translational research, community engagement, and implementation science. It is part of the broader CTSA hubs that support cross-institutional collaboration, locally and nationally.
The Bridge to the Faculty
The Bridge to the Faculty (B2F) recruits underrepresented postdoctoral scholars with the goal of a direct transition to a tenure-track junior faculty position after two years at the University of Illinois Chicago.