IMPLEMENTATION STAGE CANCER TRAINING PILOT PROGRAM Abstract The underrepresentation of minorities in basic, clinical, and behavioral research has been viewed as a significant barrier to addressing cancer disparities and the inclusion of minority populations in clinical trials. Thus, there is a need to develop a cadre of racially and ethnically diverse, well-trained scientists. The cancer research training component of the UF-FAMU Florida Minority Cancer Research &Training Center is proposed to apprise and culturally sensitize URM undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and post-masters students of the need to reduce the disproportionate prostate cancer (CAP) burden in minority populations through basic, clinical, and behavioral research. During the implementation stage, we will accomplish the following aims: (1) implement an advanced CaP research training program that will foster the career development of UF and FAMU URM students;and (2) establish the efficacy of the AR program in fostering CaP scholarship and careers by tracking AR trainees and mentors longitudinally for 10 years. The AR program builds on the success of our previous research training programs, in particular the Florida Prostate Cancer Research Training Opportunities for Outstanding Leaders (ReTOOL) Program (DAMD W81XWH-12-1-0083). The AR program will allow the UF-FAMU team to gather preliminary data to submit highly competitive grant applications for the NIH/NCI cancer education (R25) and training (T32) grants.

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TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM: PROJECT NARRATIVE The cancer research training component of the UF-FAMU Florida Minority Cancer Research & Training (MiCART) Center is proposed to culturally sensitize under-represented minority (URM) undergraduate; post- baccalaureate; and post-master's degree students of the need to reduce the disproportionate prostate cancer burden in minority populations through basic; clinical; and behavioral research. During the implementation stage; we will accomplish the following aims: (1) implement an advanced ReTOOL (AR) research training program that will foster the career development of UF and FAMU URM students; and (2) establish the efficacy of the AR program in fostering CaP scholarship and careers by tracking AR trainees and mentors longitudinally for 10 years. The AR program will build on the success of our previous research training programs; in particular the Florida Prostate Cancer Research Training Opportunities for Outstanding Leaders (ReTOOL) Program (DAMD W81XWH-12-1-0083). The AR program will allow the UF-FAMU team to gather preliminary data to submit highly competitive grant applications for the NIH/NCI cancer education (R25) and training (T32) grants. ?

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Exploratory Grants (P20)
Project #
1P20CA192992-01
Application #
8850186
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1-PCRB-C (O1))
Project Start
2014-09-22
Project End
2018-08-31
Budget Start
2014-09-22
Budget End
2015-08-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$24,900
Indirect Cost
$8,300
Name
University of Florida
Department
Type
DUNS #
969663814
City
Gainesville
State
FL
Country
United States
Zip Code
32611