An interdisciplinary cancer prevention and control training program in public health.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Description. From 1988 through September 2001 the Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has supported 52 pre- and postdoctoral trainees in Public Health disciplines, with 31% of the trainees members of minority groups (21% African Americans). Strengths of the program are director, co-director, and advisor accessibility, latitude in selecting research topics, and focus on prevention and control. Public health trainees have co-authored 135 publications and made 141 other professional contributions. The program plans to add trainees in outcomes research and a second advisor for each trainee to enhance its inherent interdisciplinarity.
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    Keywords

  • Alabama, Clinical Competence, Education, Medical, Graduate, Humans, Medical Oncology, Neoplasms, Patient Care Team, Primary Prevention, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Health, Teaching
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    Author List

  • Waterbor JW; Heimburger DC; Fish L; Etten TJ; Brooks CM
  • Start Page

  • 85
  • End Page

  • 91
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 2