Project INSPIRE-HBCU Undergraduate Collaborative Summer Training Program to Inspire Students in Prostate Cancer Research
Annual summary rept. 30 Jan 2006-29 Jan 2009
H LEE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER AND RESEARCH INST TAMPA FL
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The overall goal of Project INSPIRE is to provide continuum of opportunities including didactic and meaningful research experience and training in basic, biomedical, clinical andor population sciences research for promising undergraduate students enrolled at Florida A M University FAMU, who are at an important career-decision-making point, in a host institution such as the Moffitt Cancer Center MCC, with an established record of achievement in prostate cancer research, that will lead to attracting this group into careers that focus on prostate cancer research. The objectives outlined for this project were completed in three years. As proposed, we recruited 4 students each of these three years from FAMU during the summer, who were each matched with their mentors and all completed the program as proposed. Twelve pilot projects and research reports were completed by the interns in the program and 9 scholarly abstracts were presented at a National scientific meeting. 83.3 of the participating project INSPIRE interns are currently in graduate or pursuing doctoral studies. All 12 students have demonstrated interest in graduate study to continue their work with prostate cancer and efforts continue to enable this endeavor.
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