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Graduate Training Program in Breast Cancer Disparities at UTSPH

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The goal of the training program is to train a new cadre of innovative and highly skilled researchers and practitioners, preferably from populations that are disproportionately affected by breast cancer, who are committed to the elimination of breast cancer disparities. The program encourages the brightest master and doctoral students at the University of Texas School of Public Health to pursue careers as researchers or public health practitioners focusing on breast cancer disparities. The program provides trainees with the necessary skills needed to successfully reduce breast cancer disparities by offering a rigorous specialized training program that includes formal coursework and mentored research and practice experiences. Patient advocates are an integral part of the training program and mentor the trainees and provide the patient perspective. The training program focuses on critical problems that contribute to disparities in breast cancer.

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Dr. Sally Vernon, Principal Investigator