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 is funded by a training grant from the National Cancer Institute to the University of California, San Francisco (R25 CA078583/1998-2018).
The grant to UCSF funds parallel MTPCCR programs at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA School of Public Health.
> For information on the UCLA program, please visit: www.ph.ucla.edu/mtpccr/.
A replication of the MTPCCR for Latino students and professionals is funded under a National Cancer Institute grant to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio led by Amelie Ramirez, DrPH.
> For information, please visit Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training: https://ihpr.uthscsa.edu/project/16
Phone: (415) 514-9409
Rena J. Pasick, DrPH – Professor, Department of Medicine; Associate Director, Community Education & Outreach; Leader, Cancer Disparities Research, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Vanessa Mercado, MPH – MTPCCR Project Coordinator, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center