Collegiate Cancer Council
The Collegiate Cancer Council (CCC) is a student-run cancer awareness and health disparities organization. 2011-12 Academic Year CCC President is Veroncia Gilbert. If you are interested in joining the CCC please email Veronica at
PREM - PARTNERSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN MATERIALS
The main goal of Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) is to enhance diversity in materials research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, collaborative research and education partnerships between minority-serving colleges and universities and the NSF Division of Materials Research (DMR)-supported centers and facilities—NSF Xavier and the NYU MRSEC enter a Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) to develop a strong materials science research core at Xavier – the #1 school in the nation in graduating African-American chemists, physicists and biologists – and an undergraduate materials science educational program (MSEP) that will introduce a materials science track within the ACS-certified Chemistry program at Xavier.
MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program
The purpose of the MARC Program is to prepare minority undergraduate honor students for success in Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs.
RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) Program
The purpose of the RISE Program is to increase the interest, skills, and competitiveness of underrepresented students in pursuit of Ph.D. degrees and biomedical research careers.
Xavier’s Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed specifically to help students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. McNair scholars participate in semi-monthly seminars featuring guest speakers and topics of importance for prospective Ph.D. students. Select McNair students travel during the year and conduct research internships in the summer .
GradStar is a part of a systematic, coordinated effort to place more Xavier students into graduate and professional schools. It is directly concerned with addressing the under-representation of African Americans in these types of programs. GradStar students are advised on graduate, business, and law school opportunities and are guided through the entire application process for their respective programs.
Cancer Biology Graduate Programs:
The Cancer Biology Training Consortium (CABTRAC) was established in 2005 to facilitate the exchange of ideas between individuals and institutions dedicated to the mission of training the next generation of cancer researchers. The consortium works closely with over 40 institutions within the US as well as the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Training Branch.
There should be a voice that represents the basic science/translational discipline of Cancer Biology
We must define the core elements of training in Cancer Biology and disseminate this information
We should engage in a dialog with the National Cancer Institute at all levels about the importance of the field of Cancer Biology to the National Cancer effort
We should support and learn from each other through meetings and support new Cancer Biology programs by providing data and organizational materials.
CABTRAC Training program directory: http://www.cancerbiologytraining.org/directory
Peterson's Guide to Graduate Programs
You can search for graduate programs at this website
Direct links to Cancer Biology programs:
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Cincinnati
University of Massachusetts
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin
Wake Forest University
Medical University of South Carolina
University of Arizona
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Iowa
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska
University of North Carolina
University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center
Wayne State University
West Virginia University
Case Western Reserve University
Meharry Medical College