Pittsburgh-Tuskegee Prostate Training Program
Final rept. 15 May 2012-14 Apr 2015
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA
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We proposed an extended training program for college undergraduates that aims to build a cadre of young investigators of color in prostate cancer. Prostate cancer disproportionately afflicts African- American men this increased incidence is compounded by issues of access to and utilization of healthcare resources. 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. We hypothesized that this combination of intensive summer immersions with ongoing academic year project extension will truly develop dedicated biomedical researchers in the area of prostate cancer.
- Medicine and Medical Research