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Call for Applications: The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR)

28 Jan

The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) is now accepting applications for the 15th Annual “Careers in Cancer Control Research” Summer Institute set to take place on June 6-10, 2015 at UCSF and June 19-23, 2015 at UCLA. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 13, 2015.

The application packet can be found on the UCSF website and UCLA website


The MTPCCR is a joint program of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller FamilyComprehensive Cancer Center and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health, supported with funding from the National Cancer Institute. The purpose of the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) is to increase diversity in the field of research and cancer control by encouraging minority students in master’s level health programs as well as master’s trained health professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research. However, applicants need not have plans to pursue doctoral training prior to applying to the program.

The training program consists of:

–  A 5-day Summer Institute

–  Paid Internships (optional)

–  Doctoral Application Support Awards (DASA)

Prospective applicants can choose to participate in just the 5 day institute or can also apply for the paid internship program where they will be matched with a researcher for a full or part-time internship based on their interests, background, and experience. Additionally, the program provides continued support for those who want to go into research or doctoral programs – alumni can apply for a DASA grant of up to $2000 to offset the costs of applying to doctoral programs at any point after they have participated in the program.

Am I Eligible?


You are eligible to apply if you meet the following:

–  Minority* student in a master’s level health science program or master’s trained professional  (Current students must have completed 1st year of master’s program)

–  Good academic standing (minimum “B” average)

–  Strong verbal, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills


* Those communities who experience an excess or unknown burden of cancer and are underrepresented in the field of cancer control.



For more information please contact the program director (s) at the location you wish to attend:


Sherry C. Kidd, M.Ed. and Héctor Acalá, MPH

Phone: 310-794-7314

Email: and


Vanessa Mercado, MPH

Phone: 415-514-9409