Accession Number:

ADA609270

Title:

Prostate Cancer Research Training in Health Disparities for Minority Undergraduates

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 1 Apr 2013-31 Mar 2014

Corporate Author:

MEHARRY MEDICAL COLL NASHVILLE TN

Report Date:

2014-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Meharry faculty mentored six Fisk university students by providing training opportunities in ongoing research projects. Four students were rated as excellent, and two students were rated as good. The students are still undergraduates at Fisk University and are yet to apply for postgraduate positions. The students reported that the program met its training objectives but two students did not understand why they had to carry out community outreach as part of research. All six students prepared posters four are completed while two are near completion. We met all four training program aims to 1. Improve knowledge about PCa epidemiology and ethnic disparity. 2. Enhance familiarization with research methods, and critical review of the literature. 3. Improve understanding of communication networks in the African-American community, and Human subject protection training. 4. Improve laboratory and epidemiological methods and skills. The challenge of student commitment will be addressed in the following summer by including the requirement for interns to sign a contract to complete all program assignments.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE