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Accession Number ADA582388
Title Prostate Cancer Research Training in Health Disparities for Minority Undergraduates.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 26p
Personal Author F. A. Ukoli L. Dent L. Stewart M. Sanderson Z. Chen
Abstract Meharry faculty mentored six Fisk university students by providing training opportunities in ongoing research projects. Four students were rated as excellent, and two students were rated as good. The students are still undergraduates at Fisk University and are yet to apply for postgraduate positions. The students reported that the program met its training objectives but two students did not understand why they had to carry out community outreach as part of research. All six students prepared posters; four are completed while two are near completion. We met all four training program aims to: (1) Improve knowledge about PCa epidemiology and ethnic disparity; (2) Enhance familiarization with research methods, and critical review of the literature; (3) Improve understanding of communication networks in the African- American community, and Human subject protection training; (4) Improve laboratory and epidemiological methods and skills. The challenge of student commitment will be addressed in the following summer by including the requirement for interns to sign a contract to complete all program assignments.
Keywords African americans
African- americans
Animal studies
Cancer research training
Cell line inhibition
Community outreach
Dietary risk factors
Ethnic groups
Genetic predisposition
Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer screening
Quality of life
Recruiting study participants

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
88D - Personnel
92A - Job Training & Career Development
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Meharry Medical Coll., Nashville, TN.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual summary rept. 1 Apr 2012-31 Mar 2013.
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number W81XWH-12-1-0114

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