Susan G. Komen Graduate Training in Disparities Research

Grant No. GTDR14302086

The objective of the Komen Fellowship is to mentor and support doctoral student research focused on describing, understanding, and ultimately reducing disparities in access to breast cancer screening and treatment and related health outcomes in low income women, including racial and ethnic minorities and uninsured and Medicaid eligible women. Trainees will gain knowledge of the resources and multi-methods available to conduct research in breast cancer disparities.

This program is designed to help trainees to understand two critical issues in breast cancer disparities research following completion of this training: (1) the impact of how sweeping national policies such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has on mitigating or exacerbating breast cancer disparities and (2) disparities in patient centered outcomes.

Professor Tiffany Green teaching students

Application Requirements

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2016

Please submit the following in support of your application:

  • A recent curriculum vitae including previous research experience; 
  • A personal statement describing the reason for seeking research training in breast cancer disparities;
  • A letter of support from your academic advisor/mentor; 
  • Unofficial transcripts from your current program of study.

Trainees should have passed the written comprehensive exam, defended the oral proposal or defend within 6 months of beginning the fellowship and be prepared to write a research publication focused on breast cancer and disparities.

Trainees receive an annual stipend, travel assistance to professional meetings and tuition waiver for 1-2 years. 

Application Materials may be sent to:

Kate Grant, MS
Program Coordinator, Komen Fellowship
kagrant@vcu.edu