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The objective of the specific funding for a post-doctoral candidate will be to provide the trainee with the didactic and research experiences needed to become successful independent investigator in cancer disparities.

This program is designed as a one-year curriculum in research training and education in cancer disparity to be completed at The University of South Florida (“USF”) and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center (“Moffitt”).  It will involve:

  • Didactic coursework.   This will include traditional and on-line coursework through USF and Moffitt as recommended by primary mentor, including coursework in Ethical Issues in Research, Human Subjects Research, as well as two novel courses entitled: “Health Disparities” and “Cultural Competency”. The fellow will also attend regular seminars offered through USF and Moffitt and other seminar series in Cancer Health Disparity sponsored by the Research Core of the Center for Equal Health.
  • Active mentoring.   The fellow will be matched with a primary mentor from the Moffitt and/or USF faculty, and will work closely with several members of a large pool of expert faculty in their field of research.
  • Community Based Training.  The fellow will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Community-Based Participatory Research Training (CBPRT) with the Community Education and Outreach Core (CEOC) of the Center for Equal Health.
  • Grant writing and research ethics.   The fellow will participate in workshops focused on grant writing and research ethics as well as present and evaluate a mock grant proposal.
  • Department/Program Participation.  The fellow will attend meetings sponsored by the Cancer Control Research Interest Group and other program/departmental committee meetings at the Moffitt Cancer Center and USF as recommended by the mentors.

The fellow will be provided a stipend (consistent with NIH training grant scale) plus a research budget for 1 year.  The fellow will be appointed by the RTEC of the Center for Equal Health.

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