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North Shore-LIJ awarded $300,000 federal grant for prostate cancer research training
Date:2/6/2013

as mentors for a student. Dr. Taioli has previous experience working with Hampton University students under a different grant.

"The data and information the Hampton University students will be collecting is vital to more effectively treat all men with prostate cancer and to determine how each group should receive treatment that is appropriate for them," Dr. Taioli said.

The grant allows the program to run for three consecutive summers; each year, new students will enroll. Each student entering the program is assigned a project and will work with a mentor who will co-author a research paper with the student. The summer program runs between 10 and 12 weeks, starting with orientation and classes and then the program progresses into collecting and analyzing prostate cancer research. Students will work over the summer at the Feinstein Institute, the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute and the Department of Population Health.

"We are honored to receive this important training grant from the Department of Defense," said Jacqueline Moline, MD, vice president of population health at North Shore-LIJ. "Providing training and mentoring opportunities for under-represented minority students is a mission of our department and I look forward to meeting students who will be the future of our country in healthcare and the sciences."


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Contact: Alexandra Zendrian
azendrian@nshs.edu
516-465-2607
North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System
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