Prostate Cancer Disparities in an Incarcerated Community
Annual summary 1 Sep 2011-31 Aug 2012
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA TAMPA
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The Prostate Cancer Health Disparities Training Award is intended to provide early career researchers the opportunity to acquire training that will promote careers focused on improving prostate cancer outcomes, and decreasing prostate cancer disparities. Award W81XWH-11-1- 0729, PC102033, focuses on providing training to Principal Investigator PI Meghan E. Borysova, Ph.D., through a detailed training program coupled with conducting research on prostate cancer disparities in a department of corrections. The PI is a postdoctoral fellow in the College of Public Health COPH at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida institutions which view Health Disparities as a matter of public health concern and work tirelessly to improve health of all individuals and communities. The training component of this award includes direct mentorship, attendance at conferences, seminars, lectures, presentations of data through meetings and manuscripts, grant writing experience, professional networking and coursework. The research component of this award includes conducting a 10-year retrospective analysis of incidences and mortality of prostate cancer among incarcerated communities, and studying the cross-racial and ethnic prevalence of conjectural behaviors and biological markers associated with increased and decreased risks for prostate cancer within the incarcerated population.
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