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The Office of Education and Training

Sylvester’s Office of Education and Training promotes educational opportunities, interaction, and collaborative cancer research-focused programs for clinical and basic science faculty, graduate students, and pre- and postdoctoral trainees. The Office of Education and Training is responsible for coordinating a number of educational activities, including the Distinguished Guest Lecture Series and Zubrod Memorial Lecture.

We provide a forum for outstanding clinical and translational researchers to interact with Sylvester faculty. The focus of these educational lectures is to bring basic science and clinical researchers together to discuss recent advances in the understanding and treatment of human cancer.

More information about Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s research and training programs as well as cancer-related conferences is available below. To view a list of upcoming professional education and training events, visit our UMMSM Education & Career Development Calendar.

Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D. is the Associate Director for Education and Training.

Contact the Office of Education and Training

For any of the programs above, please contact the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Office of Education and Training at 305-243-2287.

Sarah Sandiford
Manager, Office of Education and Training

Sherldene Burke, Sheila and David Fuente
Graduate Program in Cancer Biology

Vaughn Edelson
Senior Project Manager

James Nieves
Senior Manager, Programs

Rositsa Kalinova
Program Coordinator, Special Events




Office of Education & Training, Locator code: D79
Dominion Tower
1400 NW 10th Ave, Suite 412
Miami, FL 33136-1000

Other Education Contacts

Nursing Education
Annabelle Scott
Phone: 305-243-9192

C.M.E. programs
Oscar Reyes
Phone: 305-243-9632

Sylvester Volunteer Services
Tangela Hillery
Phone: 305-243-5966
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