Postbac-CaRE2 Program

Program Overview

The Postbac-CaRE2 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 Postbac-CaRE2 Program aims to meet the cancer research education needs of underrepresented minorities (URM) in Florida and California, especially Blacks and Latinos, by offering a funded year-long post-baccalaureate research internship in a CaRE2 laboratory conducting state-of-the-art cancer health disparities-related research at FAMU, UF or USC. Postbac-CaRE2 trainees will also receive academic and career mentorship, including guidance/support in preparing graduate school applications.

Preferred Qualifications

Have completed a bachelor’s degree (or are in the final semester)

Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)

Are seriously considering cancer related biomedical research career (M.D., Ph.D. in basic, biomedical, clinical and behavioral sciences)

Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident from groups identified by NIH as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences. This includes individuals from underrepresented minority or disadvantaged backgrounds

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 have these materials ready before you apply:

  • A current transcript (official/unofficial)
  • Names of three references
  • a 1-page description of your career goals and objectives, personal attributes and motivations and desire for further training to focus on cancer health disparities research

 

Stipend

The Postbac-CaRE2 stipend is set at approximately $20,000 – $32,000 annually, depending on location (stipend is adapted to cost-of-living). From this stipend, students are responsible for their own housing and meals.

For more information, contact Debra Lyon at delyon@ufl.edu, Ite Offringa at ilaird@usc.edu or Bereket Mochona at bereket.mochona@famu.edu.a 1-page description of your career goals and objectives, personal attributes and motivations and desire for further training to focus on cancer health disparities research