The Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP)

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 Deadline: 

February 29, 2020
   

Start Date: 

June 2020
   

Duration: 

12 Weeks
   

Location: 

Los Angeles, CA
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other: Pre-Medical
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

The Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP) is a 12-week summer internship hosted by the Center to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities at Charles Drew University (CDU), in partnership with the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. It is designed for 10 outstanding minority and underrepresented undergraduate students who are contemplating a career in biomedical-related sciences and working with underserved communities. An individualized program is developed for each undergraduate participant, who will work with a faculty Principal Investigator or his/her associates.

At either a CDU or UCLA laboratory students will conduct research alongside a designated mentor on cancer research projects. The goal of the UCRTP is to ensure that each undergraduate student acquires the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become a proficient cancer researcher. Upon completion of the program, each undergraduate trainee will have developed a research paper based on the findings of the ancillary project to be given to his or her lead mentor for evaluation and feedback. Students will then have the opportunity present their findings at a professional research conference or symposium.
   

Benefits: 

Stipend of up to $4,000, depending on the length of the student's participation

   

Major(s): 

Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Biomedical Engineering
See Web site for more information

   

GPA: 

3.0

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: Low imcome or underrepresented minority
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Transcripts
 

Contact: 

Ms. Milena Pavlova
Phone: 323-563-5937    
Email: milenapavlova@cdrewu.edu

 

Program Website: 

http://www.cdrewu-dcrt.org
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