University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Education and Training

For Healthcare Professionals

UPCI is committed to providing, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating comprehensive, state-of-the-art educational programs and services for health professionals.

Core Courses

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Unless otherwise noted, our courses are designed for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who care for cancer patients. The core courses are coordinated by UPMC CancerCenter Education. For more information, please call 412-623-3652. Registration forms can also be sent directly via email to Lydia Wall at The course registrar's fax line is 412-623-3650.

Grand Rounds

The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology / Oncology weekly Grand Rounds is held every Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Ronald B. Herberman Conference Center auditorium, 2nd floor, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Avenue, adjoining the UPMC Shadyside Medical Building. Reminders are posted on the Calendar of Events. Meetings are open to physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurses who are interested in cancer research. Different types of cancers are discussed each week. Occasionally, special seminars, held in the same location as Grand Rounds, are hosted by the Hematology / Oncology Division.

Click here for a list of upcoming Grand Rounds topics.

Training Grant

Dr. Catherine Bender currently leads a T32 training grant from the NIH/NINR for nurse scientists entitled, “Interdisciplinary Training of Nurse Scientists in Cancer Survivorship Research.”

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