Teaching in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

There are several opportunities for graduate students in Pharmacology & Cancer Biology to obtain teaching experience. These are described briefly below:

  • Teaching Assistants in our undergraduate courses Pharm 350 and 360. For information, contact the faculty member in each course.
  • Assistant Instructor in LEAP (Launch into Education About Pharmacology). LEAP is a summer mini-course in pharmacology for Duke Sophomores, followed by a Fall Research Course (Instructors are post-docs).
  • Instructor in Summer Science Sleuths (http://www.sciencesleuths.duke.edu), our 2 week residential summer camp for 8th-10th grade students.

There are a variety of other opportunities for science education outreach in Pharmacology & Cancer Biology. To get more information, go to Dr. Schwartz-Bloom’s website, RISE (Raising Interest in Science Education) at http://sites.duke.edu/rise

Duke Sponsored Professional Development in Teaching

Graduate students interested in professional development in teaching may participate in the following Duke programs:

  • Certificate in Teaching College Biology The Certificate in Teaching College Biology aims to enhance the overall professional development of graduate students in the biological and biomedical sciences by preparing them for teaching in academic venues that range from the Community College to the Research I University.
  • Preparing Future Faculty The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program is run by The Graduate School to better prepare graduate students and postdocs for the multiple roles they may be asked to assume as future faculty members in a variety of academic institutions.


Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
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