The Florida A&M University (FAMU) proposes to establish a Research Training/Educational Core whose goal is to increase the number of underrepresented minority PhD graduate students with interest in cancerrelated research with the ultimate purpose of them pursuing careers as Biomedical Scientists. The objectives and specific aims of the proposed grant are to: 1) identify and recmit outstanding minority candidates, who demonstrate a desire to obtain a doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences with emphasis in cancer;3) provide five research assistantships for PhD students in cancer related areas;and 3) provide educational training through a developed curricula to prepare students to conduct research on minority health and health disparities as specialized training in cancer research The doctoral student research component will enhance and strengthen the research training of its students at FAMU by delivering two new courses (Health Disparities/Minorities Issues and Cancer Biology) and by developing research skills to make our young scientists more marketable and competitive to obtain post doctoral positions in cancer research. The venture of establishing a Research Training/Educational Core will not only have a significant impact in motivating and producing more underrepresented minorities with careers In cancer research as well as the biomedical sciences, but will also strengthen and enhance the research capabilities of our junior faculty in cancer research at FAMU by addressing minority health and health disparities.

Public Health Relevance

The establishment of a Research Training/Educational Core will enhance the relevance of the graduate research program at FAMU by providing doctoral minority students with training in the area of cancer research. By providing a research intensive environment in cancer research and quality mentoring, will allow FAMU to produce a pool of outstanding scientists for careers in cancer research with the ultimate goal of having an impact of addressing minority health and health disparities.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Type
Exploratory Grants (P20)
Project #
5P20MD006738-03
Application #
8611740
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZMD1-RN)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-02-01
Budget End
2015-01-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$145,021
Indirect Cost
$38,279
Name
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Department
Type
DUNS #
623751831
City
Tallahassee
State
FL
Country
United States
Zip Code
32307
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