Pittsburgh Tuskegee Prostate Training Program
Annual summary 15 Mar 2009-14 Mar 2010
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA
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Prostate cancer disproportionately afflicts African-American men. As such, we feel that it is critically important to recruit researchers from this population if we are to conquer this disease. Numerous programs have attempted to recruit minorities to biomedical research and prostate cancer in particular. Often this involves a short period of research immersion during a summer semester. However, it has been shown that many of these trainees do not persevere in the selected area due to the singular nature of the experience. Our goal is to formalize a program to broaden the scope of and enlarge Tuskegee Universitys prostate cancer research , which will be accomplished through targetinginterested undergraduate students early during their science studies at Tuskegee University and enabling them to participate in summer research and education training periods at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute as part of their overall prostate cancer education.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research