The Cancer Research Education Program seeks to increase diversity in cancer research by training minority undergraduate and medical school students in the following areas: biobanking, precision medicine and cancer health disparities. The CREP is a joint, collaborative, innovative program that operates under three aims:
Research Experiences: Over the course of 8-weeks during the summer, students at Moffitt and LSUHSC are involved in hands-on research experiences. Examples of student research experiences include: day-to-day mentorship from designated faculty mentors, in-depth tour of the biobanking facilities at each institution, and experiences conducting guided research in wet and dry labs.
Curriculum Development: Students matriculate through a joint didactic curriculum focusing on biobanking, precision medicine and cancer health disparities. The curriculum includes a series of web based modules, virtual guided discussions, journal clubs and teletalks.
Community Outreach: Students have the opportunity to expand upon existing community-based participatory research and participate in activities to educate minority communities on biobanking, precision medicine, and cancer health disparities.