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About our program:

M-CORP aims to increase the cadre of trained investigators who can pursue independent research careers by:

  1. establishing a robust curriculum and training opportunities across the continuum of cancer outcomes research specific to the Malawian environment and research priorities
  2. supporting advanced degrees
  3. overcoming obstacles to research independence by providing postdoctoral opportunities including mentored pilot grants

We will use a multi-PD leadership strategy based at both UNC and UNCPM that will optimize our strengths across the spectrum of cancer outcomes research. An exceptional pool of multidisciplinary mentors, a detailed plan for program evaluation, and robust, broad-based partnerships between UNC and Malawian institutions ensure that M-CORP objectives will be met and will establish Malawi as an internationally recognized center of excellence for cancer outcomes research.

Students may earn a PhD at one two institutions associated with this training program:

  • U.S.: UNC GIllings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Policy Management PhD program
  •  Malawi: Malawi College of Medicine, PhD in biological sciences

Students may earn a master’s in medicine (MMed) in one the following clinical focus areas at one of the participating international sites:
Subject: Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Oncology

  • South Africa:
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria
    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Uganda:
    Uganda Cancer Institute, Kampala
    Global HOPE/ Makerere University, Kampala
  • Zimbabwe:
    University of Zimbabwe, Harare

Principal Investigators: 


Program Application Information Forthcoming. For more information in the meantime, reach out to the Fellowships and Training Programs Office.