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HBCU Summer Undergraduate Training Program in Prostate Cancer: A Partnership Between USU-CPDR and UDC

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2014,29 Sep 2015

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Henry M. Jackson Foundation Bethesda United States

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In first year of the award 2015, 5 meritorious students were selected under HBCU Summer Undergraduate Training Program in Prostate Cancer by USU-CPDR and UDC selection committee to provide motivating experience in the state-of-the-art CaP research. The main objectives are a Recruit and motivate highly qualified undergraduate trainees from UDC, b expose UDC students to an intellectual environment that promotes state-ofthe-art hands-on training and education in CaP research through special lectures by CPDR scientists and guest lectures, c motivate summer interns to contribute to CaP research centers at HBCUs, d to ensure that the new generation of biomedical scientists are properly trained to continue the fight against CaP Specific Aims Aim 1. Selection of students and exposure to the state-of-the-art CaP research environment Aim 2. Assignment of mentors and research project Aim 3. Progress report preparation and presentation. Results During the current reporting period, selected 5 students were assigned to the faculty members of USU-CPDR, focusing on specific research projects in basic science and database research. Students were exposed to training in Laboratory safety, performing experiments in basic techniques of cell biology, experimental design, and how to conduct key experiments pertaining to their research projects. Students prepared and presented their research goals and objectives and experimental and progress in biweekly presentations. At the end of the training, each student made PowerPoint presentations of the completed project and conclusions in a seminar and submitted the entire project to the supervisors. Each student was given a certificate of completion of achievement. The students presented their experimental results at the Institutional and National meetings focusing the HBCU training and research.

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