Moffitt Cancer Center Offers Student Research Opportunity in Puerto Rico

January 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: 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.