Most premature morbidity and mortality from cancer is preventable through primary prevention involving interventions to reduce cancer risks or secondary prevention involving early detection and treatment of localized disease. Despite the clear need for cancer prevention training, there has been very little support for such programs. For the last 19 years, the USC training program in cancer epidemiology and control has been one of a very small number of T32 programs contributing to the nation's pool of qualified researchers in cancer prevention and control. To date, we have trained 53 postdoctoral fellows and 36 predoctoral trainees, all but two with active careers in cancer-related research and/or teaching. This proposal requests continued support for the cancer control and epidemiology research-training program at USC, where program and collaborating faculty are nationally and Internationally recognized for their research in cancer epidemiology/etiology, primary prevention, early detection, and treatment compliance. The successful record of extramural funding and collaborative investigations of USC cancer control faculty, coupled with the resources of the USC-Norris Cancer Center, provide an exceptionally rich training environment. Funds are requested for five predoctoral and five postdoctoral trainees. Postdoctoral positions are allocated to behavior and epidemiology research training emphasizing collaborative studies. The two-year postdoctoral program requires course work or the equivalent in the biological basis of cancer, cancer epidemiology, grant writing and statistical methods. Emphasis is placed on involving fellows in ongoing research projects, and assisting them in developing their own research programs. Predoctoral trainees receive the PhD degree in Health Behavior Research (HBR) and are selected from among the most promising upper level HER graduate students in the department. While the Ph.D. program generally takes 5 years, T32-supported trainees are selected during their second or third year of training. Predoctoral training includes structured course work and all trainees attend weekly research seminars, directed research, weekly research team meetings, and writing groups. All trainees must attend a mini-course on research ethics.

Public Health Relevance

The USC training program in cancer epidemiology and control has strong relevance for the improvement of public health, in that it will provide predoctoral and postdoctoral training to highly qualified individuals, to prepare them for careers in cancer prevention research.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32CA009492-27
Application #
8132467
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Program Officer
Lim, Susan E
Project Start
1984-09-01
Project End
2015-07-31
Budget Start
2011-08-01
Budget End
2012-07-31
Support Year
27
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$457,006
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Southern California
Department
Public Health & Prev Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
072933393
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90089
Li, Michael J; Kechter, Afton; Olmstead, Richard E et al. (2017) Sleep and mood in older adults: coinciding changes in insomnia and depression symptoms. Int Psychogeriatr :1-5
Lopez, Nanette V; Folta, Sara C; Glenn, Meaghan E et al. (2017) Promoting healthier children's meals at quick-service and full-service restaurants: Results from a pilot and feasibility study. Appetite 117:91-97
Lienemann, Brianna A; Unger, Jennifer B; Cruz, Tess Boley et al. (2017) Methods for Coding Tobacco-Related Twitter Data: A Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res 19:e91
Miller, Kimberly A; Wojcik, Katherine Y; Ramirez, Cynthia N et al. (2017) Supporting long-term follow-up of young adult survivors of childhood cancer: Correlates of healthcare self-efficacy. Pediatr Blood Cancer 64:358-363
Baezconde-Garbanati, Lourdes; Lienemann, Brianna A; Robles, Marisela et al. (2017) Implementation of HPV vaccination guidelines in a diverse population in Los Angeles: Results from an environmental scan of local HPV resources and needs. Vaccine 35:4930-4935
O'Connor, S G; Maher, J P; Belcher, B R et al. (2017) Associations of maternal stress with children's weight-related behaviours: a systematic literature review. Obes Rev 18:514-525
Warren, Christopher M; Riggs, Nathaniel R; Pentz, Mary Ann (2017) Longitudinal relationships of sleep and inhibitory control deficits to early adolescent cigarette and alcohol use. J Adolesc 57:31-41
O'Connor, Sydney G; Koprowski, Carol; Dzubur, Eldin et al. (2017) Differences in Mothers' and Children's Dietary Intake during Physical and Sedentary Activities: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. J Acad Nutr Diet 117:1265-1271
Jones, Malia; Taylor, Anais; Liao, Yue et al. (2017) REAL-TIME SUBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS: ASSOCIATIONS WITH OBJECTIVELY-MEASURED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS. Psychol Sport Exerc 31:79-87
Wolitzky-Taylor, Kate; McBeth, Julia; Guillot, Casey R et al. (2016) Transdiagnostic processes linking anxiety symptoms and substance use problems among adolescents. J Addict Dis :1-12

Showing the most recent 10 out of 162 publications