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Supported by the U.S. Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program
Our goal is to train undergraduate students from two Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tougaloo College and Jackson State University, so they can gain experience in performing prostate cancer research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute.
We hope to create a long-term partnership between Tougaloo, JSU and UMMC-CI that will produce a cadre of top-caliber minority scientists and physicians with a specific interest in prostate cancer research, prevention, diagnosis and care.
Mississippi has the second highest rate of prostate cancer death in the country and the fourth highest incidence rate. Factors such as increased risk for African-Americans, obesity and medical distrust contribute to high rates of prostate cancer in Mississippi. The scarcity of minority physicians and scientists is a major factor in perpetuating distrust in medicine and science among minority communities. Because of this, it is especially important to increase the number of HBCU scientists and physicians who are trained as prostate cancer researchers.
The Mississippi Prostate Cancer HBCU Undergraduate Research Training Program provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to gain comprehensive training program in prostate cancer research and care.
Participants are selected in open competition and must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Jackson State University and Tougaloo College students, who
have spent several weeks working with UMMC prostate cancer researchers, end
their internship July 30 at the Prostate Cancer Research Mini Symposium.
The program operates May 27 through Aug. 1, 2014. During the program, the six participants will:
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2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005