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Solve the Most Pressing Problems in Cancer Research

The Partnership brings together the expertise and resources in the mathematical sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, and engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, with basic, clinical, and translational research expertise of the National Institutes of Health.

Our students tackle pressing challenges in cancer research under joint mentorship by National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research investigators and University of Maryland faculty.

Partnership students are in Ph.D. programs in physics and biophysics, chemistry and biochemistry, bioengineering and mechanical engineering, computer science, biological sciences, and applied mathematics & statistics, and scientific computation. 

Collaborations involve UMD science and engineering faculty members working with NCI investigators. An annual seed project competition encourages new collaborations.

The first seed grants were awarded for Fall 2013 and they continue today. 

UMD graduate students, UMD faculty members, NCI investigators and potential donors can get engaged with the partnership. 

Find out how to find a collaborator, how to start a collaborative project and how to donate to support students in the partnership.

The partnership hosts an annual symposium and other events jointly organized by UMD and NCI.

Check out our events page for upcoming events.

Meet the NCI-UMD Partnership Students