Our training program has been greatly enhanced by a close relationship with Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics. These institutes house investigators in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Department of Human Genetics, the multidisciplinary Program in Human Molecular Biology and Genetics, the Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Oncological Sciences. We also have close ties to the Molecular Biology Research Program, and the Division of Cell Biology and the Department of Pathology.
The University has a scientific community with a broad range of interests, with faculty both at the Medical Center and the adjacent lower campus. Details of the faculty and their research programs can be viewed at www.bioscience.utah.edu.
Recently, the Jon M. Huntsman family has made a $151 million commitment to establish a Cancer Center at the University of Utah. Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) research building opened in February 1999 and houses numerous world-renowned scientists. The Executive Director of HCI is Mary Beckerle. Huntsman Cancer Institute has recruited a large group of basic scientists and clinicians to Utah.
Research programs at the University of interest to potential pediatric hematologist/oncologists include the study of translocations in Ewing sarcoma, T cell developmental biology, neuro-oncology, Wnt signaling in developmental biology and cancer, lipid signaling and cancer, as well as groups studying basic processes in neuro-oncology, transcription, stem cells, cell cycle regulation, and a large group interested in iron metabolism.