Predoctoral Training in Breast Cancer Biology and Therapy.
Annual rept. 1 Sep 94-31 Aug 95,
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA
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Substantial improvements in the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer require the addition of new laboratory-trained investigators. The objective of this predoctoral training program is to attract new investigators into the field of breast cancer research and to provide them with an interdisciplinary predoctoral training experience focused on this malignant disorder. The Program comprises a graduate faculty of 32, who are members of 12 departments at the University of Pittsburgh and are interested in breast cancer and graduate education. An infrastructure has been developed to allow graduate students entering any of the 7 Institutional Ph.D. granting programs to be selected for membership in this Predoctoral Training Program. The Predoctoral Training Program in Breast Cancer Biology and Therapy requires a core of 32 credits of formal course work, including participation in an ethics course, a weekly seminarresearch-in-progress series and a newly constructed interdepartmental course on Breast Cancer Biology and Therapy. A minimum of 72 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 must be obtained prior to graduation. Student retention and progress is monitored by the Breast Cancer Training Grant Executive Committee.
- Medicine and Medical Research