, Volume 27, Issue 2 Supplement, pp 115-117
Date: 28 Jan 2012

Mentor, Educator, Friend: a Tribute to Robert M. Chamberlain, PhD

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The participants of the “Future Directions in Cancer Prevention & Control: Workforce Implications for Training, Practice, & Policy” symposium paid tribute at a special event to one of the major shapers of the cancer prevention and control workforce of the last 25 years, Dr. Robert M. Chamberlain. Dr. Chamberlain's contributions to training and mentoring junior scientists in the field have resulted in the creation of generations of productive, well-prepared cancer prevention and control researchers and practitioners.

Dr. Chamberlain, a University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor, recently retired in 2009 as Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 1992 he founded the National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Prevention Research Training Program, one of the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive training programs dedicated to cancer prevention research in the country. The multidisciplinary training program prepares graduate students and pr