Grad+ CaRE2

Program Overview

The CaRE2-Grad+ Program of the Florida-California Cancer Research, Education and Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center is a collaboration among Florida A&M University, a minority serving institution (MSI), University of Florida, and University of Southern California. The CaRE2-Grad+ Program aims to meet the cancer research education needs of underrepresented minorities (URM) in Florida and California, especially Blacks and Latinos, by offering academic career development, mentorship, networking opportunities, and tailored education opportunities in cancer health disparities, with the objective of supporting career advancement for PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and early-stage investigators.

Ugonna Ihenacho, PhD in Epidemiology candidate at USC, presenting at the AACR cancer health disparities conference, 2019

Preferred Qualifications

Participating as a pre-doctoral student, postdoctoral fellow, or early stage investigator in research at FAMU, UF or USC

Dedicated to a career in cancer-related biomedical research career in basic, biomedical, clinical and behavioral sciences.

How to Apply

Your application and supporting documentation should be submitted on line. Applications are open now and are due by April 26, 20201 at 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.

Supporting Documentation

Please submit these materials

  • For PhD students, a copy of a current transcript
  • For PhD students or postdocs: a letter of support from their research mentor
  • Updated NIH biosketch
  • A one-page statement of motivation for participating in CaRE2-Grad+


For more information, contact:
Kinfe Redda – or
Berekt Mochona –
Debra Lyon –
Ite Offringa –