Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research Project
Maxine Linial, Full Member, Basic Sciences - FHCRC and Steve Schwartz, Full Member, Public Health Sciences - FHCRC
Mary O'Connell, Professor, Plant and Environmental Sciences and Hugo Vilchis, Director, Border Epidemiology and Environmental Health Center - NMSU
Without appropriate role models, it is difficult to provide positive messages regarding the importance of cancer research, cancer prevention, and cancer treatment to underrepresented minorities. The rationale for this graduate student training program is based on the need to increase student and faculty interest at NMSU in cancer research, specifically among minority graduate students and faculty, and to increase the awareness of these issues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC).
The goal of this project is to enhance training in cancer research for graduate students at both New Mexico State University (NMSU) and the FHCRC [in association with the graduate school at the University of Washington (UW)]. This will be accomplished through three specific aims.
A secondary goal of these aims is to attract underrepresented minority students to the programs at the FHCRC for graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty appointments.
Faculty and students interested in learning more about training opportunities for NMSU and FHCRC graduate students may contact Dr. Maxine Linial or Dr. Steve Schwartz at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.