Latino Training Program for Cancer Control Research
The goal of this program is to increase the proportion of Latinos in cancer control research, particularly in the Southwestern U.S., by establishing a Latino Training Program for Cancer Control Research that will motivate Latino master's-level students and health professionals to complete doctoral programs and obtain careers as cancer control researchers.
We recruit an annual cohort of 20 Latino master's-level students or master's-trained health professionals. We target a single ethnic minority – Latinos/Hispanics who will come from the Southwestern U.S. and Oklahoma. The program will provide four interventions along the pipeline from master's-level to doctoral-level training, including:
a) Summer Institute for all participants,
b) Nine annual paid summer internships in cancer disparities research (Y2-5),
c) Three annual doctoral application support awards and
d) A doctoral student retreat.