The Advanced Research Training Center

for Under-represented Minority Students

photo of students in ARTC program

Providing Biotechnology training opportunities in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology 
for upper level undergraduate students, their faculty, and lab mentors

For the past 10 years, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) have collaborated to produce a successful Cancer Biology training and research program established to combat cancer health disparities in the Washington, DC area.

Together with their Bio-Trac Lab partners at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) GUMC and UDC were awarded a T36 Training grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)/NIH in Fall 2013.

Through this partnership between UDC, a minority-serving institution, and Georgetown Lombardi, students can now select a cancer focus in an undergraduate biology degree, or opt for a joint UDC-Georgetown master's program in cancer biology, prevention and control at the graduate level. Internships in research labs at GUMC, UDC, and other approved sites will be scheduled during a summer session that end in July 2014.

The Advanced Research Training Center is administered under the joint leadership of Carolyn Cousin, PhD, a molecular parasitologist and professor of biology at UDC, and Georgetown Lombardi professor of oncology Jan Blancato, PhD.

From the GUMC News, read our story: Long-standing D.C. Collaboration Grooms Future Cancer Experts.