Minority Education Program

The purpose of the OneFlorida Cancer Control Alliance’s Minority Education Program is to promote diversity in cancer prevention and control research by providing developmental support for junior faculty who are members of underrepresented groups. The program’s particular focus is on pragmatic clinical trials and implementation science research with the following racial and ethnic groups who have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

The Minority Education Program is a mentored research experience for junior faculty. Junior faculty members and one of their students will receive mentoring from a senior faculty member affiliated with the University of Florida or University of Miami Clinical & Translational Science Institutes (CTSIs) or Cancer Centers to conduct secondary data analyses that could lead to a pragmatic clinical trial or implementation science study in the area of cancer prevention and control. Pilot pragmatic clinical trials or implementation science studies are also supported through this mechanism. In addition, the junior faculty will participate in two 3-credit online courses offered through the UF Department of Health Outcomes & Policy in the College of Medicine.

Participants are competitively selected and will receive:

  • Program funding
  • Mentorship from a senior faculty member at the University of Florida or the University of Miami
  • Support for study protocol and research coordination

For more information about the Minority Education Program, contact Katie Blackburn at (352) 294-5989 or katherineblackbu@ufl.edu.

Current Mentees

The purpose of the OneFlorida Cancer Control Alliance’s Minority Education Program is to promote diversity in cancer prevention and control research by providing developmental support for junior faculty who are members of underrepresented groups. The program’s particular focus is on pragmatic clinical trials and implementation science research with the following racial and ethnic groups who have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.