Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ph.D. Concentration in Cancer and Molecular Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University

We would to inform you of the Clinical and Translational Research Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Our program offers a PhD concentration in Cancer and Molecular Medicine (CaMM) that is an innovative and cutting edge initiative in the field of translational sciences.  In this concentration, students use experimental models to carry out translational research projects; and while doing so, they will have both a research and clinical mentor.  A Cancer and Molecular Medicine concentration is not available at most schools, and VCU is excited about offering this kind of interdisciplinary program. For more information about our program, please go to

VCU Medical Center is nationally known for its excellent biomedical research and is located in the heart of beautiful, historic downtown Richmond. It is an affordable and creative city with new residential lofts, restaurants, and galleries opening every month along the white-water of the James River. Students are supported by a generous stipend that is competitive within the region. Access to culture, transportation, and the high quality of life in Richmond are important to those who are in search finding balance between work and play. Additionally, graduate students can take classes and attend events at the nearby Monroe campus via free shuttle connections.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2015. The rolling deadline for CTS-CaMM program is January 10, 2015. To apply, please go to and select the intended program of study as ClinTrnsSci:CancerMolecMed-PHD in the application for graduate admission.

For additional information, please contact one of the program directors, Dr. Joyce Lloyd and/or Dr. Devanand Sarkar.  For questions regarding the program application, please contact Risham Qureshi.