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South Carolina Cancer Health Equity Consortium: HBCU Student Summer Training Program

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There is a severe shortage of diverse biomedical scientists in the United States and in South Carolina. The goal of the South Carolina Cancer Health Equity Consortium HBCU Student Summer Training Program is to provide a biomedical research training experience to 12 students i.e., Student Fellows from three Historically Black CollegesUniversities - Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and Voorhees College over a three-year period. The major goals of the Training Program are Goal 1. To provide training in biomedical and prostate cancer research through the participation of four Student Fellows each year in a newly developed 15 credit hour prostate cancer health equity research course Goal 2. To conduct a hands-on research laboratory intensive with four Student Fellows each year. Each Student Fellow will complete a 10-week research project Goal 3. To provide the Student Fellows with clinical, cultural, and biotechnical learning opportunities through clinical shadowing experiences with physicians andor other allied health care professionals observations of a multidisciplinary prostate cancer tumor board lay navigation shadowing in the clinical setting to gain experiences in the cultural and social context of prostate cancer treatmentsurvivorship issues and interacting with biotechnical experts within the HCC shared resourcescourses e.g., Cancer Genomics, Proteomics, Biorepository and Tissue Analysis, Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting, Cell and Molecular Imaging, and Lipidomics Goal 4. To prepare tangible scientific products through extended mentoring with the Student Fellows such as scientific abstracts and research papers summarizing their prostate cancer research Results During the current reporting period, 4 Student Fellows were identified, recruited to participate in the program, and admitted to the South Carolina Cancer Health Equity Consortium HBCU Student Summer Training Program.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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