Summary: COMPREHENSIVE SDSU-UCSD CANCER CENTER PARTNERSHIP
NCI Grants #U54 CA132384 and #U54 CA132379
Project Period: 9/1/2008 8/31/2013
CERTIFICATE AND POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING IN CANCER RESEARCH
The Certificate and Post-Doctoral Training in Cancer Research brings together SDSU and UCSD faculty and mentors to
guide the training program and the trainees. The purpose of the program is three-fold:
· Convene faculty from SDSU and UCSD who are involved in providing instruction related to health disparities (not
necessarily cancer disparities) and explore the development of an organized plan for providing this instruction to
our various constituencies. The goal is to possibly develop an integrated disparities curriculum that could be a
model of inter-program cooperation and mutual benefit.
· Develop an Advanced Certificate in Cancer Disparities that will provide specialized training in cancer disparities
research for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Develop course offerings related to cancer disparities.
o Cancer Biology for Non-Physicians (Spring 2010)
o Cancer Disparities (Fall 2010; More information is forthcoming)
· Recruit post-doctoral fellows and place them in labs with highly productive mentors for two years of research
training. The goal will be to train individuals to be independent scientists able to conduct their own research
related to cancer disparities.
The Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee
The Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee (MAC) is the postdoctoral training program oversight board of the
Comprehensive Partnership and is comprised of the Program Directors and SDSU and UCSD faculty and mentors. The