Summer Undergraduate Fellowships in Breast Cancer Research
Annual summary 15 Apr 2003-14 Apr 2007
TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO
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The aim of this grant was to support a summer training program for undergraduate students interested in biomedical research, especially cancer-related research. The students selected for the program participated in cancer-related basic research for a 10-week summer period in the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Each student was assigned a faculty mentor and placed in a laboratory, depending on their expressed interests. Each student participated in actual research in the mentors laboratory during the summer, and attended weekly seminars to learn about topics relevant to breast cancer research. At the end of the summer, each student made a formal presentation to the entire department about their summer research project. The aim of the proposal was to expose talented young scientists to biomedical research, with the hope of attracting some of them to pursue biomedical research careers. Over the last four summers, this grant has supported 27 participating students. 66 of the participants were female, and 30 were from underrepresented minority populations. The program has been of great benefit to all involved.
- Medicine and Medical Research