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Moffitt Cancer Center Offers Student Research Opportunity in Puerto Rico

Jan 10, 2014

WHO:             Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive
                        Cancer Center based in Florida, is accepting applications from medical and graduate
                        students interested in gaining research experience in Puerto Rico. 

WHAT:           Qualifying students will participate in four- to 10-week research rotations at the Ponce
                        School of Medicine & Health Sciences
in Puerto Rico. The goal of the program is to
                        provide training to graduate students from University of South Florida and Ponce School 
                        of Medicine in specialized areas of cancer. Students from each institution will train and
                        conduct research at the other institution. Areas of study include basic and translational
                        cancer research, as well as examining problems associated with the delivery of cancer
                        care and research in minority populations.
Accepted applicants will receive travel and
                        housing support for the rotation.

WHEN:           The application deadline is Feb. 15 to participate in the summer term.

WHERE:        Selected students will participate in research rotations at Ponce School of Medicine in
                       Puerto Rico or Moffitt Cancer Center/University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. 

CONTACT:    Visit, email
                      or call 813-745-6767.       

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 1 cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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