The Student Transformative Experiences to Progress Under-represented Professionals (STEP-UP) Program is a multidisciplinary initiative led by the Cancer Prevention and Control Program faculty at the University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is uniquely designed to provide undergraduate and Masters’ degree-seeking students with an intensive, 12-week summer research experience in cancer prevention and control. The program fills a gap in our web of training opportunities for underrepresented students and yet builds on a substantial foundation of purpose-driven efforts at the UA and the Arizona Cancer Center to attract and retain a diverse student body in cancer prevention and control research.
This project is funded by the National Cancer Institute. Grant number 1R25CA217725.