The two-year Cancer-PREP program is for post-baccalaureate students and aims to prepare them for a career in cancer prevention, basic cancer or translational research.

The program will have a significant impact in bringing new perspectives and voices to solving critical needs in cancer research and treatment.

The Cancer-PREP program is funded by an American Cancer Society Diversity in Cancer Research grant.

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The Cancer-PREP experience will provide fellows with a unique combination of career-development and confidence-building opportunities. Cancer-PREP will examine state-of-the-art research technologies and ethical issues related to biomedical research. Cancer-PREP fellows can expect to have a comprehensive experience through:

  • acquiring hypothesis generation and problem-solving skills
  • contributing significantly to biomedical and community-based research
  • working within a mentoring dyad, preparatory series on graduate and professional school success
  • cohort-building activities

Cancer-PREP will offer unique opportunities to grow a skilled, diverse workforce in cancer research and health fields with the passion and commitment to serve and improve the cancer health disparities facing New Mexican communities.

Application details are coming soon.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Gillette, PhD
Senior Director for Research and Associate Professor, Pathology
Director, Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN) Program
Director, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Shared Resource

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