Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP) @ UCLA- Undergraduate- Deadline 3/1/14

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The Center to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities at the Charles Drew University (CDU) and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA (UCLA) are hosting a great summer internship opportunity for undergraduate students.

 The Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP) is a summer internship to train undergraduates in technical and critical thinking skills in a laboratory, clinical, or community setting. The goal of the UCRTP is to ensure that each undergraduate student acquires the knowledge, skills, and attitude to become a proficient researcher in cancer research. Research topics include but are not limited to molecular, cell, developmental biology and genetics of cancer; the influence of lifestyle choices, diet, and exercise on cancer risk; and translating basic research into cancer therapeutic agents. Each student intern acquires training by working on a hypothesis-driven scientific research project, at CDU or UCLA, alongside a designated mentor during the course of 8-12 weeks. A stipend is provided to students in the program. The internship is competitive, and applications are due on March 1, 2014.

This is a great opportunity for students to gain research experience so please feel free to forward this information among your students, faculty, and interested programs. The UCRTP brochure is attached to this email which can be posted or distributed to others who might be interested in hearing more about our program. We can mail you printed materials if you are interested in keeping them on file or display. We are also happy to come and present the program information during internship or job fairs coming up. Please see the link below for more information about the program and how students may submit an application:

 

Eligibility

 

Student must:

be low income or underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American/Chicano, Hispanic American/Latino, Native American, Asian Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan or Native Hawaiian)
be an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, or junior
have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Have completed college-level general biology and introductory chemistry.

http://cdrewu-dcrt.org/education_training.aspx?page=undergrad_apply

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