Nebraska Prostate Cancer Research Program
Annual summary rept. 20 Apr 2010-19 Apr 2014
NEBRASKA UNIV MEDICAL CENTER OMAHA
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Prostate cancer PCa is one of the major cancers threatening US males life. Especially, PCa has a high incidence in American African. For improving PCa treatments, better understanding the basic mechanism of this cancer is needed, which would depend on the training of more PCa researchers. This proposal is thus to train HBCU undergraduates with science major in PCa research, a joint effort between the University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC, Omaha, NE, and Clark Atlanta University CAU, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Ming-Fong Lin of UNMC and Dr. Shafiq Khan of CAU have ongoing research collaborations. They will identify interested undergraduates at CAU and institute a summer research program at UNMC where the students will learn basic science for translational application in a lab. Students will spend the majority of their time working at the bench on a research project. They will also participate in a seminar series that will introduce them to different areas of scientific investigation and advanced technological tools used in scientific discovery. After the summer, students will continue their scientific development at CAU and prepare for a graduate career in biomedical sciences or medical school.
- Medicine and Medical Research