|Awarded On||August 16, 2023|
|Title||UTEP Postdoctoral Career Transition Program in Cancer Research|
|Award Mechanism||TREC: Institutional Postdoctoral Training Award|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas at El Paso|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Weiqin Lu|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
*Pending contract negotiation
The University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) is the second-largest university in the United States with a majority Hispanic student population (84%) and plays a critical role in serving its large minority community. Hispanic cancer disparities are prominent in many types of cancers in this region. Despite the fact that Hispanics suffer from marked cancer disparities, there is little research focused on understanding and addressing these critical issues. UTEP is currently funded by the Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) and Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas-the Texas Regional Excellence in Cancer (CPRIT-TREC) with the goal to reduce Hispanic cancer disparities through promotin...