Accession Number:

ADA429133

Title:

Combined M.D./Ph.D. and Ph.D. Training Program in Breast Cancer Prevention

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2004

Corporate Author:

GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC MEDICAL CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The goal of this training program is to dramatically extend our existing, highly successful Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Tumor Biology with a new track which integrates genetics molecular epidemiology, and prevention of breast cancer. This new track offers both MDPhD and PhD training opportunities, and integrates new faculty from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Programs in Cancer Prevention and Control, and Cancer Genetics. The program is enriched by new courses, as well as practical research experience. This new programmatic initiative make use of the existing organizational structure of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral training Program in Tumor Biology and incorporates a multi-disciplinary faculty who are devoted to research and education in breast cancer. To date, 10 students were recruited into 5 classes, and 4 new courses were created. Students in this program so far have published 9 papers, and 19 abstracts presentations. They were also awarded 4 individual fellowship grants, and one has now been awarded her PhD, with others currently in the program continuing to make good progress toward that goal.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE