|Awarded On||May 19, 2021|
|Title||Collaborative Training of a New Cadre of Innovative Cancer Prevention Researchers|
|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|
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...