HBCU Summer Undergraduate Training Program in Prostate Cancer: A Partnership Between USU-CPDR and UDC
Technical Report,30 Sep 2014,29 Sep 2018
Henry M. Jackson Foundation Rockville United States
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The goal of this training grant is to recruit and train meritorious students from the University of District of Columbia,Washington DC in the field of prostate cancer. The following are the main objectives of the training program a To recruit and highly qualified undergraduate students from UDC, b expose them to an intellectual environment and provide them with hands-on research training in ongoing research projects and education in prostate cancer research, c motivate the recruited students to contribute to prostate cancer research centers at HBCUs. During this training grant period, these objectives were achieved through the following Specific Aims Aim 1. Selection of students and exposure to the state-of-the-art prostate cancer research environment Aim 2.Assignment of mentors and research project with realistic goals Aim 3. Progress report preparation and presentation. Results During the three year period, a total of 13 students were selected and assigned to the USU-CPDR faculty members, who are actively involved in basic science and translational research. The projects assigned to the students represented high-impact research addressing prostate cancer tumor biology, biomarkers, patient treatment and education. In addition to their project focus, students participated in weekly seminars presented by the USU-CPDR faculty and staff and guest speakers. The scientifically enriched environment provided students the exposure to key aspects in prostate cancer research. Students prepared and presented their research progress in biweekly presentations. At the end of the training, each student presented their completed research project in the form of a written report and a seminar. The students also presented their research findings at the institutional and national meetings focusing on the HBCU training and research.
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