The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio conducts Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training to increase diversity in Latino cancer research by encouraging Latino master’s-level students and health professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research.
Éxito! offers an annual summer institute and internships to enhance participants' These components aim to enhance participants' understanding of the power of research to affect change; awareness of current research methods, theories, and interventions to reduce Latino cancer health disparities; interest in cancer control research, from surveillance to epidemiology, individual behavior change, health services, and policy research; and skills in research, networking, and motivation to successfully apply to a doctoral program.
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APPLY HERE for the 2014 Éxito! summer institute and internships.
Eligibility includes minority/Hispanic students (defined as being from an underrepresented community that experiences an excess or unknown burden in the field of health disparities and cancer control research) who are in a master’s-level health program (with a minimum completion of that program’s first semester by June 2014) or a master’s-trained health professional. Current doctoral students or those accepted into doctoral programs are not eligible.
Eligibility also requires: good academic standing (minimum “B” average) and strong verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
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The IHPR's Éxito! project is funded by a 5-year (2010-2015) training grant (No. 1R25CA134301-01A2) from the National Cancer Institute. IHPR Director Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez also is the program’s principal investigator. Other IHPR researchers involved are Kip Gallion, Cynthia Wittenburg and Rebecca Adeigbe. Dr. Rena Pasick, director of a similar training program in California, is the program’s co-principal investigator.