Summer Research Opportunities
2017 North Carolina Summer Undergraduate Prostate Cancer Research Program
Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Cancer Biology
are pleased to announce the North Carolina Summer Undergraduate Prostate Cancer
Research Program, a summer research program for underrepresented minority
training program for summer students is a joint effort between the
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU), Department of
Cancer Biology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, North Carolina
A&T State University (NC-AT) and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
North Carolina is among the most diverse states in the nation, and
ranks seventh in the U.S. with respect to percentage of African
American residents. Unfortunately, the state is also ranked #7 in the U.S. for
incidence of prostate cancer, in part because of disparities among African
American men. The goal of this project is to provide training opportunities in
prostate cancer research to underrepresented minority students at the Cancer
Center of Wake Forest University who can then strive to address this important
public-health issue in our region. The training program consists of six
critical components: (i) hands-on
experiences in laboratory research related to prostate cancer under selected
mentors; (ii) didactic lectures on
basic and clinical aspects of prostate cancer; (iii) attendance at seminars and a journal club with graduate
students; (iv) clinical shadowing in
Urology clinics; (v) presentation of
research at a prostate cancer symposium at the end of the training period; and (vi) subsequent guidance on selecting and applying for
graduate school. Students will be
exposed to basic and clinical projects at the cutting edge of prostate cancer
research, with the goal of inspiring students to choose a career in prostate
Duration of the program
May 31, 2017 - July 28, 2017
need to meet the following criteria:
- Sophomore through senior year students at the following institutions.
Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC-AT)
State University (WSSU)
- Overall undergraduate GPA above 3.2.
Number of positions available
will be accepted.
Deadline of Application
March 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified by
April 1, 2017.
(Housing, meal and travel expenses are your responsibility. Taxes are deducted.)
Housing is not provided, but the program
will provide help in finding appropriate accommodations on the Wake Forest
University campus if needed.
Please visit the online application to submit your application package.
McNeal (Wake Forest) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Perpetua Muganda, Ph.D. (NC-AT) (email@example.com)
Stephanie Dance-Barnes, Ph.D. (WSSU)(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department of Cancer Biology at Wake
Forest School of Medicine
Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
US Department of Defense Prostate cancer program