Accession Number:

ADA573893

Title:

Minority Undergraduate Research in Prostate Cancer: Bridging Opportunities for Postbaccalaureate Education

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Apr 2009-31 Mar 2012

Corporate Author:

DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

Four students, 3 from Delaware State University and 1 from Lincoln University, were recruited to participate in prostate cancer research in laboratories at the University of Delaware. In compliance with the aims of our grant the students each received intensive research training over the 10-week summer program. All students were required to participate in enrichment activities that spanned the scope of intellectual property, careers in medicine and science, as well as good research practice. Also in compliance with our aims, this grant sponsored three Health Disparity round table discussions that covered a range of issues in minority health. These discussions included topics of access, economic status, racial profiling, provider perceptionsmisconceptions and race-based medicine. All discussions were based on primary literature as a lead in to the topic followed by group discussions. All students presented posters in a research symposium with over 500 participants from UD, Wesley, UMBC and other regional schools. Selected students participated in regional competitions.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE