The Research and Education Core builds on the strong foundation of the research educational and training programs, infrastructure, resources and expertise at University of Florida, Florida A&M University and University of Southern California to offer “hands-on” summer research internships, exposure to state-of-the- art research technology and academic and career mentorship. The overarching goal of the REC within the CaRE2 Health Equity Center is to increase the number of URM individuals, specifically Black and Latino undergraduates, post-baccalaureate students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and early-stage investigators (ESIs) who are poised for successful careers as academic scientists focused on reducing cancer health disparities.
This is a 12 week summer training program at FAMU for undergraduate students. Trainees can expect focused exposure to career opportunities in cancer disparities research through enrichment activities in biomedical, behavioral, translational and population cancer studies. The onsite program consists of a summer immersion (tailored individually for 10-12 weeks) with close mentorship through the medical and/or graduate school application process.
This is a year-long program for candidates with a bachelor’s degree have not yet been admitted to a PhD graduate program or medical school an opportunity to strengthen their applications through cancer health disparities research and academic/career opportunities. Mentorship for professional and graduate school application and GRE/MCAT preparation is provided.
This program provides academic career development, mentorship, and tailored cancer disparities research education opportunities that will increase the competitive research capacity of URM graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and ESIs across STEM-related disciplines at FAMU, UF and USC for focused training in cancer health disparities to augment their existing training (pre- and post-doctoral) training.
If you share our interest in reducing cancer health disparities, please consider becoming a member of the CaRE² center. Investigators, trainees, community leaders, and advocates are welcome.