Accession Number : AD1008851

Title :   The South Carolina Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Mar 2012,30 Nov 2015


Personal Author(s) : Ford,Marvella E ; Bagasra,Omar ; Salley,Judith D ; Davis,Leroy

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Report Date : 01 Feb 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Background: There is a critical need to increase the racial/ethnic diversity of prostate cancer researchers. The goal of the Training Program is to provide research training activities to 12 students over a 3-year period from three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in South Carolina: Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and Voorhees College. The three aims of the Training Program are: Aim 1.) To provide training in the basics of research design and methods to 4 Student Fellows each year from the three HBCUs; Aim 2.) To immerse 4 Student Fellows per year in prostate cancer research; Aim 3.) To implement a unique dual-level research mentoring strategy for the students. Results: During the current reporting period, 12 Student Fellows were competitively selected for admission to the DOD South Carolina Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program. The Student Fellows were matched with Research Mentors at MUSC, with whom they conducted cancer research in the summers of 2012 - 2014.

Descriptors :   RESEARCH FACILITIES , Prostate Cancer , biomedical research

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE