Apply for 2014 Éxito! research training and internship
Contact: Cliff Despres, 210-562-6517
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2013) — Interested candidates can apply for the 2014 Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program from now until March 7.
Éxito!, a program of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, will select 20 master’s-level students and health professionals from across the nation to attend a five-day summer institute June 2-6, in San Antonio.
The institute will offer research information, tools, tips, role models and motivation to encourage participants to pursue a doctoral degree and a career studying how cancer affects Latinos differently.
Éxito! participants also are eligible to receive one of nine $5,000 internships.
Master’s-degree students or master’s-trained health professionals are encouraged to apply.
Since launching in 2011, the program has had 59 participants — and 15 of the 16 of those who went on to apply for a doctoral program have been accepted and are currently enrolled.
“Éxito! was a boost of confidence and a tremendous encouragement for me to apply to doctoral programs," said Mariana Arevalo, a graduate of the 2011 Éxito! program, funded by the National Cancer Institute. “Now more than ever, I’m confident that Latino researchers are not only needed in our field, but we can make a difference in improving the health of Latinos.”
Find more participant testimonials and learn more about the program at www.exitotraining.org.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 3 percent of all institutions worldwide receiving National Institutes of Health funding. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced more than 29,000 graduates. The $765.2 million operating budget supports eight campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.
The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio investigates the causes and solutions to the unequal impact of cancer and chronic disease among certain populations, including Latinos, in San Antonio, South Texas and the nation. The IHPR, founded in 2006, uses evidence-guided research, training and community outreach to improve the health of those at a disadvantage due to race/ethnicity or social determinants, such as education or income. Visit the IHPR online at http://ihpr.uthscsa.edu.
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