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Diversity in Cancer Research Post-Baccalaureate Program

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Academic Level:

The program is fully funded by the American Cancer Society. The overall goal is to expand diversity in the cancer research workforce by increasing the number of under-represented minorities in the field. The program is a paid, full-time, two-year experience to prepare recent college graduates for doctoral degree programs. To be eligible, applicants need to come from underrepresented or underserved backgrounds as defined by the National Institutes of Health. Applicants should intend to pursue a career that is relevant to the cancer research. They can be planning to pursue a doctorate in any of the health sciences (PhD, MD, DO, PharmD, DrPH, etc.).

Participants who are selected for the program will engage in:

1. Mentored research experiences that teach them to identify and address important questions in the cancer field.

2. Professional development workshops to enhance their competitiveness for doctoral degree programs.

3. Seminars and graduate level coursework through which they learn about cutting-edge cancer research.

4. Networking activities building their connections to peers and role models in the cancer field.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Arizona (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Food Science & Nutrition
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Behavioral Oncology
Cellular Immunology
Gene Expression Studies
Health Disparities
Life Sciences and Medicine
Medical Biology
Medicinal Chemistry
Population Health

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Page last updated 4/4/2023
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