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

W. Martin Kast, PhD

CRTEC Assistant Director

Dr. Kast is the director of the Cancer-STEM Education Partnership Program (C-SEPP) for elementary schools serving underrepresented minority students. He is responsible for all programs that target pre-collegiate students.

Ite Offringa, PhD

CRTEC Assistant Director

Dr. Offringa is the co-director of the NCI-funded Care2 education core, and Associate Dean for Graduate Education. She has responsibility for all CRTEC activities that target graduate and post-doctoral trainees.

Jennifer Unger, PhD

CRTEC Assistant Director

Dr. Unger coordinates the K-R Grant Club program for faculty members whose research focuses on population science and has oversight on the development and implementation of the CREATE database initiative which tracks current and former trainees at USC Norris. 

Internal Advisory Committee (IAC)

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

Kimberly Miller, MPH

K – Grade 12

Josh Neman, PhD


Anat Epstein, MD, PhD


Jorge Nieva, MD

Junior Faculty

Stacey Finley, PhD


James Hu, MD