Grant: $362,400 - Department of Health and Human Services - Jun. 4, 2009
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Award Description: The project's purpose is to create jobs and encourage students from minority and underserved communities in Minnesota to pursue research careers in health related sciences. Two concurrent approaches were taken. The first provided ten undergraduates with an 8 week summer research experience and career development mentoring in cancer health disparities. These students were selected from 54 applicants and were paired with investigators in the University of Minnesota Medical School?s Program in Health Disparities Research. The students were paid stipends to participate. The second approach was to hire three high school and community college science educators for 4 weeks this summer and train them in the use of a novel computer-modeling platform. The platform allows users to perform hypothesis-driven experimentation in silico related to cell and cancer biology. The educators were drawn from schools that primarily serve minority populations.
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Jobs Summary: Associate Professor, Program Associate Number of jobs includes tenured faculty (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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