Frontiers in Stem Cells in Cancer course, Ponce, PR

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Monday, 5 November 2012

NIH Sponsored Advanced Training Course Frontiers in Stem Cells in Cancer

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Ponce School of Medicine

February 3-9, 2013

Application Deadline: Nov 5, 2012

Program Organizers:

  • Gerald P Schatten, PhD Pittsburgh Development Center
  • James Wyche, PhD Howard University
  • Idhaliz Flores, PhD Ponce School of Medicine

Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health

Pittsburgh Development Center of Magee-Womens Research Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


FRONTIERS IN STEM CELLS IN CANCER (FriSC2), an annual advanced training course, trains promising physician and scientists from predominately underrepresented communities in sophisticated technologies using pluripotent stem cells for clinically relevant discoveries in cancer. The purpose of this training course is to provide comprehensive and sophisticated training in research strategies and state-of-the-art methods on cellular, molecular and genetic approaches for advancing Cancer Stem Cell Research.

This NIH sponsored course is designed for young independent scientists, physicians and established investigators. We intend to give students the necessary knowledge of laboratory techniques, career mentoring and the ethical-legal-societal impact of cancer and stem cell research to greatly enhance their successful entry into this field.

FriSC2 is a dynamic advanced training course that offers a fresh series of daily lecturers on emerging concepts, followed by extended discussion, laboratory research, technologically intense workshops and informal seminars over a week period. These courses are offered at Howard University in Washington, DC and at Ponce Medical School in Puerto Rico.

The Stem Cells in Cancer Course will exclusively use human embryonic stem cell lines on the NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry, which are being routinely cultured at the Pittsburgh Development Center.

Deadline: Completed application forms and required supporting documentation must be received by November 5, 2012.

Financial Information: Tuition: $2,650.00; Room & Board: Additional. Financial assistance is available for participants in this course, including non-U.S. citizens who hold proper visas. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need. Candidates wishing to be considered for assistance must complete and submit the Financial Aid Request Form included in this application. Scholarship requests are not a factor in admissions decisions.

Contact for information about admissions application procedures and processing. Further inquiries about the course and admission policies may be directed to

More Information:

Phone: 412-641-2400




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