Inside Cancer Careers Podcast Features Amy Bouton, PhD

November 16, 2023 by

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]