The South Carolina Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program
Technical Report,01 Mar 2012,30 Nov 2015
MEDICAL UNIV OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON CHARLESTON United States
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Background There is a critical need to increase the racialethnic 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.
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