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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 here. 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

Sarah Sandiford
Director, Research Support
Phone: 305-243-2287

Adelina Garkova
Sr. Program Manager (T32 Training Grants)
Phone: 305-243-1557

Alexander Lupo
Program Manager (Cancer Biology Graduate Program)
Phone: 305-243-1413

Rositsa Kalinova
Program Manager (Special Events)
Phone: 305-243-1539

Nadelyn Harris
Program Manager (Summer Programs)
Phone: 305-243-1632

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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