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The Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation (HOT) offers a superb environment to train young physicians and scientists for academic careers in hematology and oncology.

Faculty mentors associated with our training programs include over 50 full-time academic investigators involved in interdisciplinary research and patient care. Our state-of-the-art research laboratories, inpatient and outpatient clinics, formal academic curriculum, and experienced faculty provide a world-class environment to mentor and instruct trainees.

Trainees also have the opportunity to attend weekly conferences, journal clubs, lab meetings, and symposia. Our resource-rich and intellectually stimulating environment provides trainees with comprehensive exposure to the fields of hematology and oncology and the opportunity to conduct innovative research into important problems.

The Fellowship Training Program in Hematology, Medical Oncology and Transplantation is a 3-year training program in hematology and medical oncology leading to eligibility for board certification in both subspecialties. Training in hematopoietic cell transplantation is also incorporated into the training curriculum. Training for a career in academic research or clinical care is offered via two training pathways, providing fellows with the ability to tailor their training by career goals.

The Hematology Research Training Program is a 2-3–year training program that provides research training in five major domains of hematology: 1) transplant biology and immunology, 2) stem cell biology and gene therapy, 3) biology of hematologic malignancies and translational science, 4) vascular biology, and 5) thrombosis, hemostasis, and red cell biology. Supported by an NIH T32 grant, the Hematology Research Program is primarily focused on providing extensive research training to physicians, but it also includes PhD scientists with interests in laboratory-based, translational, clinical, and outcomes research. Many physicians in the Fellowship Training Program elect to receive additional research training through the Hematology Research Training Program.

The Cancer Biology Training Program provides training opportunities for predoctoral graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in several research areas, including the tumor microenvironment, cancer metastasis, cancer immunology, cancer genetics, and cancer therapy. Training appointments are for 2 years at the predoctoral level and for 1-3 years at the postdoctoral level. This training program, supported by an NIH T32 grant, is closely associated with the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.