As our understanding of the many causes of health disparities expands, the need for researchers who are able to conduct transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research becomes increasingly crucial. The Partnership offers undergraduate and graduate training programs designed to provide opportunities for outstanding students to successfully conduct competitive biomedical research at CCNY and/or MSKCC, as well as to provide mentorship and guidance for career decisions.
The overall goals of the training program are:
- To increase the number of competitively trained, underrepresented minority students who enroll in and complete MD, PhD or MD/PhD programs and
- To increase the number of these students who pursue cancer-related research careers.
For more information about the Partnership’s training programs, please contact Nadia Noman, Training Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuum of Undergraduate Research Training (COURT)
The primary goal of the COURT program is to implement joint education and training opportunities between CCNY and MSKCC to attract minority students at all levels in their careers in cancer research, as well as helping to support their career development. We help prepare COURT students for laboratory positions and for graduate work. Students compete for a summer stipend based on their academic performance and recommendation letters. The program offers a series of seminars in which invited speakers from various institutions discuss various aspects of career development and research opportunities for students entering doctoral programs. Successful completion of our program includes a course on ethics in biomedicine and research. Students are encouraged to present their work at national and local meetings.
Students interested in applying to COURT should visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mypartnership
COURT Students to present at upcoming conference, click here for more information.
The CCNY-MSKCC Partnership Graduate Program
The Partnership’s graduate training program provides professional developmental activities, such as journal club and grant writing workshops, for masters and pre-doctoral students from Partnership labs. Students are encouraged to present their work at national and local conferences as well as the CCNY-MSKCC Partnership annual symposium. We also organize an annual gathering for our students, in which they can present their research to other fellows and faculty.