Cancer Citizen Scientist Program

The Cancer Citizen Scientist Program’s mission is to develop the manpower for research advocates who can work closely with cancer scientists to address cancer health disparities.

Program Dates​

Applications Due: End of Day March 14, 2022

Program Acceptance Notification: Wednesday March 16, 2022

 Program Start – First Session: Monday March 21, 2022

Program specifics and application below

Eligibility

This program is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about cancer, and how to share information with others affected by cancer

Those interested in participating must:

  • Submit an interest form/application by March 13 2022
  • Submit contact information for two (2) individuals who can provide a reference for you
  • Be able to participate in scheduled program activities
  • If selected for the program, be willing to complete onboarding forms so you can receive the honorarium at the completion of the program

Program Location

The program is hosted by the CaRE2 Center as led by the Community Outreach Core. 100% of the program will be conducted online (virtual)

• Participants are being recruited from communities in and around our tri-institutional centers: Florida A & M University (Tallahassee, FL), University of Florida (Jacksonville, FL), and University of Southern California(Los Angeles, CA)

Program Objectives

  • Increase the number of community members informed/aware about cancer research;
  • Strengthen the network of cancer research advocates; and
  • Increase the bidirectional communication between communities and academic scientists to improve the relevance of cancer research.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss three ways that research advocacy is important to improving cancer health equity.
  • Illustrate two examples of ethical cancer research activities based on webinars/engagement.
  • Learn more about the research process
  • Engage in information sharing between fellow program participants, cancer advocates (program graduates), students, and scientists about cancer research.
  • Present cancer research advocacy project as part of the Research Showcase
  • Participate in Teach Back Opportunities