Steven Zamora, 1st year MPH student in Epidemiology, has received a summer research award as part of the Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) Program.
CEESP is based at the College of Public Health University of Nebraska Medical Center, and funds MPH and PhD students conducting cancer epidemiology research in minority populations within the U.S. and abroad. With support from the National Cancer Institute, CEESP aspires to prepare graduate students in the field of cancer epidemiology by providing special educational opportunities that focus on minority populations. CEESP awardees receive training and education to learn key epidemiological skills necessary for their field as well as the translation of epidemiology into cancer control and prevention interventions. The CEESP program has funded summer research programs since 2006 in international locations such as Kilimanjaro, Bagamoyo, Dar Es Salaam, as well as within the U.S. in Michigan, Nebraska, and now California!
For his CEESP project, Steven will work with his local mentor, Dr. Caroline Thompson, GSPH Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and research collaborators from Stanford University School of Medicine, to study patterns of cancer burden by specific Hispanic American ethnicity.