HBCU Summer Undergraduate Training Program in Prostate Cancer Research
Annual summary 17 Jul 2008-16 Jul 2009
HENRY M JACKSON FOUNDATION ROCKVILLE MD
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In first year of the award, four meritorious students were selected for HBCU Summer Undergraduate Training Program in Prostate Cancer Research by USU-CPDR and UDC selection committee. The students were assigned to the faculty members of USU, focusing on specific research projects in basic science and database research. The ongoing projects in prostate cancer research provide them with knowledge, expert guidance and tools to successfully complete the assignments. Student and mentors met every morning to discuss the plan for the experiments, and evenings to summarize the experimental results and interpretations. Students participated in weekly seminars presented by the USU-CPDR faculty, researchers and guest speakers. This provided them exposure to the state-of-the art prostate cancer, cell and molecular biology research. Students prepared and presented their research goals and objectives and experimental and progress in biweekly presentations. At the end of the training, each student made PowerPoint presentations of the completed project and conclusions in a seminar and submitted the entire project to the supervisors. Each student was given a certificate of completion of achievement. The students presented their experimental results at the Institutional and National meetings focusing the HBCU training and research. Overall, it was a very rewarding experience for the students as well as mentors.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research