Apply for Exito! training/internships by March 1
Contact: Cliff Despres, 210-562-6517
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 22, 2012) — Applications are now available for the 2013 Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research, part of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Éxito! (Success!) will select 20 master’s-level students and master’s-trained health professionals from across the nation to attend a five-day summer institute June 3-7, 2013, in San Antonio. The institute will offer tools, tips, role models and motivation to encourage participants to pursue a doctoral degree and a career studying how cancer affects Latinos differently.
Participants also will be eligible for one of nine $5,000 internships. The application deadline is March 1, 2013.
“We believe Éxito! gives participants a more-informed look at applying for and attaining a doctoral degree and highlights the need for novel research on why Latinos suffer worse cancer outcomes,” said Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., director of the IHPR and Éxito!, which is funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Would Éxito!be good for you?
Just ask Steven Lopez, a community health policy planner in San Mateo, Calif., who attended the 2012 Éxito! Summer Institute to explore the benefits of a doctoral degree and learn more about what research fields might interest him.
“Éxito! played a very important role in guiding my next steps by exposing me to other Latinos who have overcome barriers and life challenges, showing me various research interests and perspectives worth pursuing in a doctoral program and providing me a network of students and professionals willing to serve as mentors,” Lopez said.
Of the 37 program participants in 2011 and 2012, about half already have applied to doctoral degree programs. Eight have been accepted.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 3 percent of all institutions worldwide receiving federal funding. Research and other sponsored program activity totaled $231 million in fiscal year 2011. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced more than 28,000 graduates. The $739.6 million operating budget supports eight campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.
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