NIH: Office of Disease Prevention


NIH research training and career development programs are designed to prepare both new and seasoned investigators for research careers. The programs ensure that diverse pools of highly trained scientists are available in sufficient numbers and with appropriate expertise to generate new discoveries, meet the needs of a rapidly moving scientific field, and bring science to bear on complex and evolving health care challenges. NIH offers a broad range of research training and career development opportunities for individuals at various career stages, from high school students to established scientists. Please visit NIH Training Opportunities in Prevention Research Methods for more information.

  • Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    The NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program provides postdoctoral training opportunities in cancer prevention and control. The purpose of the program is to train individuals from a multiplicity of health sciences disciplines in the field of cancer prevention and control.
  • Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    One of the most critical issues impeding improvements in public health today is the enormous gap between what we know can optimize health and health care and what actually gets implemented in everyday practice. The science of dissemination and implementation seeks to bridge this gap by understanding how to ensure that evidence-based strategies are effectively delivered in clinical and public health practice.
  • Research to Reality Cyber-Seminars
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    Research to Reality is an online community of practice designed to bring together cancer control practitioners and researchers to discuss moving evidence-based programs into practice. These cyber-seminars are an information resource where members can connect and collaborate with other public health professionals.
  • Principles and Practices of Cancer Prevention and Control Course
    National Cancer Institute (NCI)
    This four-week summer course provides specialized instruction in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control. Participants will gain a broad-based perspective on concepts, issues, and applications related to this field. The course is part of the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, which also includes the Molecular Prevention Course.
  • Medicine: Mind the Gap. Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Practice
    Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
    Medicine: Mind the Gap is a webinar series that explores issues at the intersection of research, evidence, and clinical practice. Many recent webinars have had a methodological focus and include additional resources such as references, presentation slides, and archived videocasts.
  • Fellowships in Environmental Medicine for Medical Students
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
    This one-year fellowship program provides an opportunity for medical students to learn about prevention research related to reducing exposure to environmental toxins.
  • Training in Environmental Health to Reduce Chronic Disease in Latin America
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
    Environmental exposures early in life contribute significantly to some of the most common chronic diseases such as asthma, obesity, and diabetes. Despite this, few health care providers are trained to study, diagnose, treat, and prevent disease of environmental origin. This program provides training in the identification, prevention, research, and treatment of pediatric environmental health for Latin American health care providers and scientists.