Scientific Training in Oncology (STRONG) Post-Baccalaureate Program
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has awarded the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center the Diversity in Cancer Research (DICR) Post-Baccalaureate Fellows Program grant to fund the Scientific Training in Oncology (STRONG) Program . STRONG aims to increase diversity in the cancer research workforce by increasing the number of under-represented groups in the biomedical field. The goal of this program is to expose fellows to cancer research and provide career development activities that will help them prepare for a career in cancer research. The STRONG program is designed as a two-year cancer research experience for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in biomedical science, data science, population health, public health, or a health profession. The program will pay a stipend of $35,000 per year to each fellow.

High priority will be given to individuals from underrepresented minority (URM) groups. Specific populations that are underrepresented in science, including grant funding, such as certain racial and ethnic groups, first generation college graduates, or those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. These groups are collectively called populations underrepresented in science.



If you have any questions, please contact the program administrator:
Stevie D. Warner, MA, MHR
Programs Administrator, Education, Training and Career Enhancement
OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center