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HEALTH Research Institute

Professional Development: Health 2, Conference room 1100

A seminar series focused on developing leadership skills and overcoming challenges in academia. This training is open to all HEALTH Research Institute and UHAND early stage investigators and postdocs. To view the full agenda click here.

University of Houston

HLT 4308/PHSL 7324: Understanding Cancer (3cr)

This course focuses on cancer prevention, control, and impact on individuals, families, and the community.


HLT 4309/PHLS 7306: Health Disparities (3cr)

This course focuses on social and societal factors fundamental in creating disparities in health. Students learn public policy objectives to reduce and ultimately eliminate heath disparities.


HLT 4398/PHLS 8398: Disparities in Health in America: Working Toward Social Justice Summer Workshop (3cr)

This week long summer workshop examines the social and societal factors that are fundamental in creating disparities in health. The course also focuses on the formulation of public policy objectives to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. There is no currently no information regarding the workshop in 2020 yet.

University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


GS21 1112: Bio-behavioral Research Methods in Cancer Prevention and Control (2cr)

The objective of this survey course is to provide students with a greater understanding of the basic mechanisms involved in the complex interplay of genetic, neurobiological, psychological, and environmental factors in the initiation of smoking, dietary practices, exercise habits, and other healthful behaviors as well as the methodological approaches used in cancer prevention research.

GS21 1622: Topics in Cancer Prevention (2cr)

This course focuses on models used for cancer prevention research and practice, methods in cancer prevention research, and research and implementation challenges of cancer prevention activities. Course is a mix of didactics and team building activities to explore cancer prevention science. Offered every odd numbered year in the spring through UT GSBS


GS21 1112 Bio-behavioral Research Methods in Cancer Prevention and Addiction

This course focuses on Bio-behavioral research methods in cancer prevention and addiction addresses the growing demand for multi-disciplinary research in disease prevention


Seminars (MD Anderson)

Career and Leadership Conversations (bi-weekly)

This seminar will prepare scholars for career opportunities in cancer prevention and cancer disparities through discussions with oncologists, clinical faculty, researchers, graduate students and community members engaged in cancer disparities.


Cancer Prevention and Control Grand Rounds (weekly, Fridays 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)

The purpose of the Cancer Prevention and Control Grand Rounds is to inform the scientific and clinical faculty, trainees and staff at MD Anderson of emerging areas of research, new methods used in the field, and recent findings that inform the work conducted here.


Grant & Manuscript Writers’ Working Group

Interactive writers’ working group to receive multi-disciplinary feedback on grant and manuscript applications.


Joint UH/MDA Cancer Disparities Research Day

Trainee meeting with Speakers for the Cancer Prevention & Control Grand Rounds

Each Friday, from 1:15 to 2 pm

(a brown-bag informal mentoring and career discussion session).

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