Grant ID RP170301
Awarded On November 16, 2016
Title Osteopathic Scholars in Cancer Research (OSCR)
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Research Training
Institution/Organization University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jamboor Vishwanatha
Contracted Amount $799,055
Lay Summary

The diversity of Texas population continues to expand as the number of Hispanic and other underrepresented minorities (URM) continues to increase. This, in turn, is associated with an increasing challenge of health disparities among these URM groups. These increasing disparities include higher prevalence and significantly higher death due to cancer is in URM populations. There is a profound lack of diversity of physicians and physician scientists, highlighting a critical need to train more physicians with a commitment to reduce health disparities and train scientists actively working on cures for and improved diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Physician scientists (MD/PhD or DO/PhD degre...

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