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K-State cancer center taking applications for undergraduate research awards in biomedical and social sciences until October 15

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

MANHATTAN - Kansas State University is incorporating its undergraduate students in the fight against cancer.

The Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at K-State is accepting applications for its 2006-07 undergraduate student cancer research awards competition. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.

The center annually grants 50 undergraduate cancer research awards to encourage undergraduate participation in cancer-related laboratory research. Interested students choose a cancer center-affiliated faculty scientist to serve as a mentor. The two work together to design and propose a research project. The award application and a list of affiliated faculty scientists are available at http://www.k-state.edu/cancer.center/programs/education

Winning students conduct research projects during the spring semester and receive $1,000 awards at the end of the semester. Faculty mentors also receive $1,000 per student to help cover research expenses.

This year, a new, nontraditional award will be offered for research on the political, social or environmental dimensions of cancer. The nontraditional cancer research award will be presented to a student and faculty mentor focusing on the cancer-related social science and humanities areas of research, including but not limited to: epidemiology, public policy, public discourse, the environment, cancer clinic management, marriage and family therapy, public education and psychology.

Since 1981, more than 900 awards totaling more than $500,000 have been given to students and their faculty mentors. The awards are made possible through private donations to the center. The mission of the cancer center is to further the understanding of cancers by funding basic cancer research and supporting higher education, training, and public outreach. All of the center's programs are made possible through private donations.

This article was posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, and is filed under College News.