USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC)


Josh Neman-Ebrahim, PhD

Associate Director of CRTEC

Dr. Neman-Ebrahim will create and oversee cancer research education and training initiatives across the continuum from pre-collegiate to faculty training. Supported by the National Cancer Institute, CRTEC’s mission is to prepare the next generation of basic, translational, clinical, and population scientists, with a focus on convergent minds, inclusion, and diversity.

CRTEC Assistant Directors

Yves DeClerck, MD

CRTEC Assistant Director

Evanthia Roussos Torres, MD PhD

CRTEC Assistant Director

Ite Offringa, PhD

CRTEC Assistant Director

Internal Advisory Committee (IAC)

The committee is composed of ten faculty members at USC who provide feedback on education activities at specific levels of training.

W. Martin Kast, PhD

K – Grade 12

Reginald Hill, PhD


Anat Epstein, MD, PhD


Caroline Piatek, MD


Jorge Nieva, MD

Faculty Development

Myles Cockburn, PhD


Yali Dou, PhD


Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD

Faculty Development