Amy Bouton, PhD, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology and Ex Officio Past President of the Cancer Biology Training Consortium (CABTRAC), appeared on a recent episode of the NCI’s Inside Cancer Careers podcast titled “The State of Cancer Training: The CABTRAC Perspective.”
Dr. Bouton discussed topics including the importance of retention to sustaining a diverse research faculty, and the relevance of training to careers across academia and beyond.
“They (trainees) are learning important skills. They’re learning important people skills. They’re learning important problem-solving skills. And they’re being introduced to discovery science. It doesn’t matter where they end up. Those skills and that introduction to discovery and research, I think, can do wonders for the way they look at the world and the way they look at their careers,” Dr. Bouton said. “And I think if we convey that to our trainees, then they are much more engaged and excited about doing it and recognize that really, the world is at their fingertips.” [more]