Combined M.D./Ph.D. and Ph.D. Training Program in Breast Cancer Prevention
Annual summary 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2005
GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC MEDICAL CENTER
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The goal of this training program is to dramatically extend our existing, highly successful Interdicsiplinary 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 makes use of the existing organization 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, 12 students were recruited into 6 classes, and 4 new courses were created. Students in this program so far have published 20 papers, and 31 abstractspresentations. They were also awarded 6 individual fellowship grants, and two have now been awarded the PhD, with others currently in the program continuing to make good progress toward that goal.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research