Accession Number:

ADA303188

Title:

Breast Cancer Research Training Grant.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 25 Sep 94-24 Sep 95,

Corporate Author:

BOSTON UNIV MA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the program is to train predoctoral students at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health BUSM, BUSPH in research into the etiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis and therapy of breast cancer using the most advanced knowledge and techniques available. In addition to providing training in the students chosen discipline, the program ensures her or his education in other relevant disciplines. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary training in Pathology, Epidemiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology. The goal is that, upon completion of the degree in a particular discipline, trainees will be able to work and communicate effectively with other scientists in interdisciplinary approaches to breast cancer research. This is being accomplished through an interdepartmental curriculum, selection of research supervisors whose research is in breast cancer or highly relevant to breast cancer and participation in monthly seminars. Four trainees, two per year, have been selected on the basis of their GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, interviews, and demonstrated ability in and commitment to research, particularly in breast cancer. All four trainees have completed a summer practical course in mammary carcinogenesis studies in rats two have completed their first-year courses and are beginning dissertation research or laboratory rotations they will take the qualifying examination in June, 1996. The two just admitted are beginning course work. In addition to support from this grant, trainees are supported by tuition and stipend given by BUSM and BUSPH.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE