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Diversity Training Programs

The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) Diversity Training Branch (DTB), leads NCI's efforts in the training of students and investigators from diverse populations who will be part of the next generation of competitive researchers in cancer and cancer health disparities research.

In addition to sponsoring innovative research programs, CRCHD is committed to providing cancer research training to those from backgrounds underrepresented in the fields of cancer and biomedical science. Based on the belief that a diverse workforce is essential for advancing cancer knowledge and, particularly, cancer disparities knowledge, CRCHD developed two innovative and comprehensive diversity training programs—CURE and PACHE. CURE offers training opportunities for qualified, underrepresented individuals across the academic continuum, starting with high school students and extending to independent cancer researchers. CURE is particularly noteworthy in that it offers full funding to protect research time, incorporates important mentoring relationships with advanced researchers, and includes valuable networking opportunities. PACHE was developed to help expand highlevel training opportunities available to CURE trainees. The program fosters partnerships between NCI-designated Cancer Centers and academic institutions serving racially and ethnically diverse, and underrepresented communities.

Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE)

Provides information about the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences and training opportunities for high school through junior investigator levels.

Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE)

Outlines basic information about PACHE, its partnerships, and research.

Updated: 05/30/13