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Summer Research Opportunity in Tampa, FL or Ponce, PR

The Ponce Health Sciences University & Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership is accepting applications from Medical, Graduate and Masters students interested in an 8-week summer research rotation at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL or at Ponce Health Sciences University in Ponce, PR.

The primary goal of this program is to allow cross-institutional training of students from MCC/USF and PHSU in specialized areas of cancer and health disparities. Areas include basic and translational cancer research as well as education in delivery of cancer care and research in minority populations. For more information about this opportunity, please click here

Would you like to apply? Download the application form and apply now!

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2020 Research Rotation Students

Recent Accomplishments from Former U54 Trainees

Post-doctoral Fellow: Jaileene Perez-Morales, PhD

Publications in 2020:

Jaileene Pérez-Morales, Ilke Tunali, Olya Stringfield, Steven A. Escrich, Yoganand Balagurunathan, Robert J. Gillies, and Matthew B. Schabath “Peritumoral and intratumoral radiomic features predict survival outcomes among patients diagnosed in lung cancer screening” Accepted June 2020. Nature Scientific Reports.

Mary Rodriguez-Rabassa, Ruthmarie Hernandez, Zindie Rodriguez, Claudia B. Colon-Echevarria, Lizette Maldonado, Nelmit Tollinchi, Estefania Torres-Marrero, Adnil Mulero, Daniela Albors, Jaileene Perez-Morales, Idhaliz Flores, Julie Dutil, Heather Jim, Eida M. Castro, and Guillermo N. Armaiz-Pena “Impact of a natural disaster on access to care and biopsychosocial outcomes among Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors” Accepted May 2020. Nature Scientific Reports.

Colon-Echevarria CB, Ortiz T, Maldonado L, Hidalgo-Vargas MJ, Pérez-Morales J, Aquino-Acevedo AN, Herrera-Noriega R, Bonilla-Claudio M, Castro EM, Armaiz-Pena GN. Zoledronic Acid Abrogates Restraint Stress-Induced Macrophage Infiltration, PDGF-AA Expression, and Ovarian Cancer Growth. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Sep 18;12(9):E2671.. PMID: 32962103.

Grants:

P20 LSUHSC/Moffitt Partnership Developmental Project Grants Supporting Minority Early-stage Investigators “Radiomic analyses to predict patient outcomes in non-small cell lung cancer” 9/1/19-8/31/21

 

Post-doctoral Fellow: Claudia Colón-Echevarría, PhD

Publications in 2020:

Mary Rodriguez-Rabassa, Ruthmarie Hernandez, Zindie Rodriguez, Claudia B. Colon-Echevarria, Lizette Maldonado, Nelmit Tollinchi, Estefania Torres-Marrero, Adnil Mulero, Daniela Albors, Jaileene Perez-Morales, Idhaliz Flores, Julie Dutil, Heather Jim, Eida M. Castro, and Guillermo N. Armaiz-Pena “Impact of a natural disaster on access to care and biopsychosocial outcomes among Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors” Accepted May 2020. Nature Scientific Reports.

Claudia B. Colon-Echevarria, Tatiana Ortiz, Lizette Maldonado, Melanie J. Hidalgo-Vargas, Jaileene Pérez-Morales, Alexandra N. Aquino-Acevedo, Roberto Herrera-Noriega, Eida M. Castro, and Guillermo N. Armaiz-Pena. "Zoledronic acid abrogates restraint stress-induced macrophage infiltration, PDGF-AA expression, and ovarian cancer growth". Cancers.

 

Summer Research Trainees

Trainee Participation Year New Accomplishment
Amanda Palmer 2015 Defended these, Mar. 2020
Axel Baez-Lugo; Shalane Morales 2017 Started Adult Neurology Residency, Couple Matched at Medical College of Georgia, Jul. 2020
Daniela Albors 2018 Published manuscript (co-author) - Nature Scientific Reports, Jun. 2020
Daniela Martir 2018/2019

Abstract accepted for oral presentation - American Radium Society Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, May 2020 (postponed due to COVID-19, published)

Published manuscript with MCC mentor (co-author) - International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Oct. 2020

Shirley Jusino 2018

Presented abstract - 2020 ASCO Virtual Medical Student & Resident Abstract Forum Presentation Call series, Jul. 2020

Published abstract (1st author) - Journal of Clinical Oncology, May 2020

Estefania Torres 2019 Published manuscript (co-author) - Nature Scientific Reports, Jun. 2020
Roberto Herrera 2019 Published manuscript (co-author) - Cancers, Sept. 2020

 

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