UT Health San Antonio’s Summer Cancer Research Programs for undergraduates and high school students attracted a record number of participants this year.
Babatunde Olukayode Oyajobi, MBBS, PhD, MBA, associate professor of cell systems & anatomy, had 13 students funded by the CPRIT Research Training Award.
Robin Leach, Ph.D., professor of cell systems & anatomy, had four students from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin supported by a DOD grant, six students conducting bioinformatics research supported by a NCI P20 grant and funds from SALSI, and 13 students supported through a NCI CURE Supplement to the P30 Cancer Center Support Grant.
Many of the students were from local institutions such as UTSA, St. Mary’s University and the University of the Incarnate Word, as well as from other Texas institutions such as Texas State University, Angelo State University and UT Austin. The students funded by the DOD and NCI CURE and more than half of those funded by the CPRIT RTA were from groups underrepresented in biomedical research.