Research Education Core

Research Education Core Leaders:
Samuel Adunyah, PhD (Core Director)
Kim Dahlman, PhD
Linda Sealy, PhD
Margaret Whalen, PhD

The goal of the Research Education Core (REC) is to facilitate the growth and career development of a new population of outstanding underrepresented minority (URM) cancer researchers. Our current Pathway to Discovery program begins with cancer research education for high school students, continues for undergraduate Biology/Chemistry majors at Tennessee State University (TSU) and culminates with support for graduate students (PhD, MSPH and MPH) at Meharry Medical College (MMC) and TSU. The program also includes research support for medical students at MMC and Vanderbilt University (VU). This program has proven to be very successful in supporting the progression of a diverse population of students into cancer research careers.