The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) is a joint program of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA School of Public Health

    

Funded by the National Cancer Institute
(R25 CA078583)


MTPCCR Summer Institute Application is NOW AVAILABLE!

Contact: mtpccr@ph.ucla.edu

 


Coming Soon: View photos from previous Summer Institute Trainings
 


For more information, contact:

Sherry C. Kidd, M.Ed.
Project Director
MTPCCR, UCLA
School of Public Health Ė Community Health Sciences
P.O. Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
310.794.7314 (voice) / 310.794.1805 (fax) /
mtpccr@ph.ucla.edu

 

Hello and welcome to our site!

MTPCCR is a joint program of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Announcements:

1) The 2014 MTPCCR Summer Institute (SI) application is NOW AVAILABLE! If you are interested in applying to the SI, please contact Sherry Kidd.

Summer Institute at UCLA will be:

June 20-24, 2014

Hope to hear from you soon!

2) New Training Program: …xito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training (LCRLT)
A new training program, similar to MTPCCR, has been established at The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. The purpose of …xito: Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training (LCRLT) is to increase diversity in Latino health disparities and cancer research by encouraging Latino/Hispanic masterís-level students and masterís trained health professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research. 

…xito is funded by a 5-year (2010-2015) from the National Cancer Institute to the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR). IHPR Director Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez is the programís principal investigator and Dr. Rena Pasick, director of a MTPCCR in California, is the programís co-principal investigator.

For further program information and application packet, please visit the LCRLT website.

The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research

The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) is designed to encourage minority students to pursue doctoral programs that focus on cancer research.

Southern California is one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the world, and this diversity is evidenced in the masterís level student populations training in health at Los Angeles Area academic institutions. However, as is true elsewhere, only a small proportion of minority students go on to pursue doctoral degrees, resulting in a national shortage of experienced minority investigators in cancer prevention and control.  to increase ethnic diversity in the field of research and cancer control by encouraging minority students in master's level health programs as well as masterís trained professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research. The program has been designed to enhance studentsí:

  • understanding of the power of research to affect change

  • awareness of the strengths and limitations of research methods, theory and interventions in eliminating health disparities

  • interest in cancer control research, from surveillance to epidemiology, individual behavior change, health services, and policy research

  • research, networking, information seeking skills, motivation, and ability to successfully apply to a doctoral program.

Components

The MTPCCR consists of three components: a Summer Institute, Student Internships, and Doctoral Incentive Awards:

  • ďCareers in Cancer Control ResearchĒ Summer Institute
    A five-day Summer Institute designed to showcase the opportunities and need for minority researchers in cancer control. Through the institute, 20-25 students will acquire the motivation, skills, and resources needed to apply to a doctoral program. The Summer Institute has five main goals:

    • To showcase needs and opportunities for minority researchers in cancer control research.

    • To demonstrate the importance of cancer control research and the vast impact it has on minority and underserved communities.

    • To provider participants with an opportunity to interact and establish networks with accomplished researchers from similar backgrounds.

    • To showcase the diverse spectrum of cancer control research (i.e., access to care, behavioral research, advocacy, and epidemiology) so that participants can relate their own professional interests to the field.

    • To provide participants with the skills, resources, and support needed to apply to a doctoral program.

    Attending faculty include role models and leaders in research from around the country.

  • Student Internships
    Students and graduates who participate in the Summer Institute can apply for paid internships. Qualified interns will be matched to a program and mentor according to their academic focus and personal interests.

  • Doctoral Application Support Awards (Dependent on funding - TBD)
    Summer Institute participants who wish to pursue a doctorate are eligible to apply for awards up to $2,000 to cover the cost of doctoral program applications, testing, and campus visits.

Frequently Asked Questions

View a list of Frequently Asked Questions about MTPCCR.

If you are a master's student or master's trained professional who would like to become involved with the MTPCCR, contact:

Sherry C. Kidd, M.Ed.
Project Director
Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research
University of California, Los Angeles
Fielding School of Public Health Ė Community Health Sciences
P.O. Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
310.794.7314 (voice) / 310.794.1805 (fax) /
mtpccr@ph.ucla.edu