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Nebraska Prostate Cancer Research Program

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Technical Report,15 Sep 2014,14 Sep 2015

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University of Nebraska Omaha United States

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Prostate cancer PCa is one of the major cancers threatening US males life and has the highest incidence in American African males. For improving PCa treatments, better understanding the basic mechanism of this cancer is needed, which would depend on the training of more PCa researchers. The purpose of this grant is to train HBCU undergraduates with science major in PCa research. The scope of this training grant Dr. Ming-Fong Lin of the University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC and Dr. Shafiq Khan of Clark Atlanta University CAU have jointly instituted this training grant between UNMC and CAU for training CAU students in PCa research. The major finding and up-to-date report Drs. Lin and Khan had identified interested CAU undergraduates and instituted a summer PCa research training program at UNMC where Dr. Lin recruited PCa scientist as mentors and CAU students learned translational research in labs. Students had spent the majority oftheir time working at bench on a research project. They also participated in seminar series that were specifically organized for summer undergraduate students and introduced them to broad areas of scientific investigation and advanced technological tools used in scientific discovery. During the academic year, students continued their training at CAU, which is arranged by Dr.Khan. This continuous training prepares students for a graduate career in biomedical sciences or medical school.

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