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Undergraduate Training in the Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer with Focus on Genetics of Disease Progression and Quality of Life

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Technical Report,05 Jul 2014,04 Jul 2015

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The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Manhasset United States

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The goal of the Department of Defense Undergraduate Training grant is to create a transdisciplinary summer internship training in prostate cancer research for 4 interns per summer in clinical and translational epidemiology and bio-behavioral science. We accomplished this in numerous areas outlined below from the original statement of work, and continue to improve our methodology and training options based on experiences learned throughout the first year of the grant program. Overall, the partnership between NSLIJ and HU project investigators has been a successful one in the fostering of greater carcinogenesis content in courses offered by HU, as well as developing new coursework specific to Epidemiology. Due to the health system resources, we were able to offer summer interns a wide breadth of experience in cancer research, and basic research in general, ranging from clinical interventions to population-based studies. Undergraduate trainees were introduced to all critical areas in research, such as literature review, presentation skills, and data management, among others. Through the HU Epidemiology course, we have introduced many more undergraduates to the concepts behind general epidemiology, as well as cancer research, which we believe will influence an increased involvement in the sciences.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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