ARISE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Addressing Rural Cancer Inequities Through Scientific Excellence (ARISE) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, based in the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) and led by Mark Dignan, PhD, MPH, and Nancy Schoenberg, PhD, provides transdisciplinary and translational postdoctoral research training in rural cancer prevention, control, and survivorship. To achieve health equity and reduce the highest cancer morbidity and mortality rates in the nation, the University of Kentucky’s (UK) behavioral cancer training efforts must develop a new generation of collaborative and rigorous scientists. ARISE will meet this critical need by providing multifaceted training opportunities to well-qualified postdoctoral scholars in applied behavioral science, including intervention and dissemination and implementation science. Training emphasizes translating knowledge of risk factors into evidence-based behavioral interventions across the cancer spectrum (prevention to survivorship) for vulnerable rural residents.
ARISE aspires to achieve health equity through:
- Preparing postdoctoral trainees for academic research roles in applied behavioral science, including intervention development and evaluation and dissemination and implementation science (D and I).
- Emphasizing translating knowledge of personal and environmental risk factors into evidence-based behavioral interventions across the cancer spectrum (prevention to survivorship) for vulnerable rural residents.
- Meeting the training and professional advancement needs of ARISE postdoctoral trainees through one of three thematic behavioral cancer tracks: environment, risk behavior, and health care delivery.
The ARISE Program operates in close collaboration with UK’s National Cancer Institute-designated Markey Cancer Center; Center for Clinical and Translational Science; Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences; Office of Postdoctoral Affairs; Office of the Vice President for Research and departments across UK’s 19 colleges.
You can learn more about the program here: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research/t32-arise