Cancer Prevention Research Training Program Summer Research Experience - Deadline 1/16/20

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The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) Summer Research Experience (SRE) is designed for undegraduate, graduate, and health profession students interested in cancer prevention research.  This competitive summer internship is supported by a training grant award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is among a collective of over 10 summer programs participating in the MD Anderson Summer Experience.

The CPRTP SRE is supported by a curriculum of mentored research, educational, and career development activities. Under the guidance and mentorship of faculty within the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences (DCPPS), students are immersed in emerging science and cutting-edge technologies; interact with faculty and other summer interns; explore the possibility of a career in science; and engage in a robust curriculum of seminars in cancer prevention, career development, and scientific communication. Participants are expected to participate full-time for 10-weeks from May 5 through August 7, 2020.

Interested students must complete an online application by January 16, 2020

Application Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and legally approved to be in the United States during the entire length of the summer program.
  • Must have one of the following designations for the fall semester of the program year:

            -Undergraduate junior or Undergraduate senior

            -Graduate student

            -Doctoral student

            -Medical or Pharm.D. students

  • Must  be enrolled in a degree program at a degree-granting United States institution, during both the spring and fall semesters of the program year (including postbacs) and must show proof of enrollment for the spring semester of the program year
  • Must have an interest in cancer prevention reflected within the personal statement
  • Students transitioning to graduate, medical, or an advanced degree program during the fall semester of the program year must provide: 1) proof of application OR 2) proof of acceptance into a medical, graduate, or degree-granting program in the form of an acceptance letter. This applies to students who will graduate in the May prior to the start of the summer program

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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