A joint program of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA School of Public Health
Northern California is one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the world, and this diversity is evidenced in the master's level student populations training in health at Bay Area academic institutions. However, as is true elsewhere, only a small proportion of minority students go on to pursue doctoral degrees, resulting in a national shortage of experienced minority investigators in cancer prevention and control. The purpose of the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) is to increase ethnic diversity in the field of cancer control research by encouraging minority students in master's level health programs as well as master's trained health professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research. The program has been designed to enhance participants':
The MTPCCR consists of three components: a Summer Institute, Paid Internships, and Doctoral Application Support Awards:
The MTPCCR was funded by a 5-year (2006-2011) training grant from the National Cancer Institute to the Cancer Center and the UCLA School of Public Health to establish parallel programs in Northern and Southern California. Collaborating institutions in Northern California include California State University, East Bay, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, University of California at Berkeley, and UCSF. For information on the Southern California MTPCCR, please visit: www.ph.ucla.edu/mtpccr/.
Overall direction of the MTPCCR is provided by Dr. Rena Pasick, Associate Director of Education and Outreach, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.