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PROVIDING EDUCATION

CREATE ” STRENGTHENS CANCER CENTER ’ S ROLE AS CANCER RESEARCH EDUCATION HUB

The Cancer Research Education , Advancement ,

Training and Empowerment ( CREATE ) program at the UH Cancer Center offers training experiences in Cancer Biology and Population Sciences in the Pacific for undergraduate sophomores and juniors , and for first-year graduate students . A collaboration between the University of Hawai ‘ i and the University of Guam , the program trains the next generation of researchers from our multiethnic population to address cancer health disparities affecting their communities .
This year , four first-year graduate students entered the program in the spring , and another enrolled in the fall .
The summer program welcomed 16 undergraduate students . All participants were from Hawai ‘ i or Guam and were paired with UH Cancer Center faculty to work on research projects in the Cancer Center ’ s two programs . The trainees participated in seminars , contributed to manuscript preparation and journal clubs , developed and presented posters , and received training in the responsible conduct of research , laboratory safety , and protection of human subjects in research .
The CREATE program demonstrates the UH Cancer Center ’ s commitment to providing innovative training , education , and mentorship experiences to students interested in cancer research .
2021 CREATE SUMMER PROGRAM UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND PROGRAM STAFF
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