Grant ID RP210042
Awarded On May 19, 2021
Title Collaborative Training of a New Cadre of Innovative Cancer Prevention Researchers
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Research Training
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Maria E Fernandez
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $3,998,230
Lay Summary

UTHealth-CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program has an excellent track record of training underrepresented minority researchers in general cancer research. Over the past ten years, we have trained over 250 individuals from the U.S. and 11 other countries, over 40% of whom have remained in Texas. Our proposed UTHealth-CPRIT 2.0 will leverage our existing infrastructure, while shifting the program’s focus from general cancer research to cancer prevention research.. We seek to 1) build researcher capacity in Texas to conduct a full range of cancer prevention research important for reducing the cancer burden, particularly among the underserved; 2) bolster the quality an...

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