HBCU Summer Undergraduate Training Program in Prostate Cancer: A Partnership Between USU-CPDR and UDC
Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc Bethesda
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Two meritorious students were selected under this 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 were 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. These objectives were achieved through the following 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 Two meritorious students were selected from a pool of applicants, to participate in this training program. Students were paired with mentors to work in an ongoing research projects. Prior to starting the research projects, the students were underwent Laboratory safety training and certified to work in the laboratory. Students were trained in basic techniques of cell biology, designing experiments, and conducting key experiments. Students presented their research goals and objectives and results obtained from their experiments in biweekly presentations. At the end of the training, each student made final presentation of the completed project. Each student was given a certificate of completion of achievement.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology