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Mississippi CaP HBCU Undergraduate Research Training Program

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Technical Report,15 Aug 2015,14 Aug 2016

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University Of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson United States

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The goal of the Mississippi prostate cancer HBCU Undergraduate Research Training Program is to promote interest in careers in PCa research and care among undergraduate students from Tougaloo College TC and Jackson State University JSU at the University of Mississippi Medical Center UMMC-Cancer Institute CI. During the summer of 2016, 2 undergraduate scholars from TC and JSU, gained experience in performing PCa research at UMMC-CI. This number added to trainees from classes of 2014 and 2015 makes a total of 14 trainees for this training grant. Two 2 trainees are pursuing graduate studies in cancer biology 2 trainees joined other higher education in Health Sciences related programs 2 trainees are hired employees 8 trainees are currently pursuing graduation 14 meeting presentations in the poster or oral format included work related to internships trainees received numerous 7 awards manuscripts 4 in preparation include trainees as coauthors and 1 PCaResearch Mini Symposiums have been organized. Research projects are leading to development of novel effective treatments and addressing mechanisms of resistance for men with high-risk or metastatic PCa. Likewise, these projects will eventually help distinguishing aggressive from indolent disease in men newly diagnosed with PCa. Scholars of this Program are becoming well rounded, trained professionals with interest in PCa research and healthcare.

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  • Humanities and History
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Information Science

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