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The ReTOOL application portal has officially opened! More information about the ReTOOL Program can be found here and the application can be found here. Please have all items submitted by […]Read More
For Hispanic Heritage month, the ReTOOL Program has decided to feature our young Hispanic/Latinx scientists as they embark on exciting careers. Today’s featured alum is Cristina Orozco. Which school did […]Read More
2021 ReTOOL Application Opened Now!November 3, 2020 1
ReTOOL Celebrates YOU: Cristina OrozcoSeptember 28, 2020 2
ReTOOL Informational Webinar SeriesSeptember 23, 2020 3
Welcome to the Comprehensive Cancer Research Training Opportunities for Outstanding Leaders (ReTOOL) Program. Established in February 2012, the ReTOOL program focuses on increasing the number of underrepresented minority (URM) cancer scientists who will effectively address cancer disparities through outstanding biomedical cancer research enterprise. The primary mission of the ReTOOL program is to develop, promote and sustain an independent, competitive cancer research training program that creates opportunities and promotes careers in oncology for URM students.
The ReTOOL program has received continuous funding since 2012 by the US Army Department of Defense (W81XWH-12-1-0083 and W81XWH-14-1-0243) and the NIH/National Cancer Institute (P20CA192992 and R25CA214225). The Department of Defense awards funded the Basic ReTOOL program, which provided summer research training for URM students with no previous research experience. The National Cancer Institute P20 award funded the Advanced ReTOOL program, which provided students with previous research experience additional summer research experiences. In 2017, the ReTOOL program was expanded to the Comprehensive ReTOOL (C_ReTOOL) program through the National Cancer Institute Award # R25CA214225.
Under the C_ReTOOL program, qualified URM students from University of Florida, Florida A&M University, Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College and Florida Memorial University will undergo 15-week research training at University of Florida. Within the next 5 years, we will train at least 15 URM students annually to create opportunities and promote cancer research careers for these students in the areas of basic, behavioral, biomedical and clinical sciences
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Folakemi T. Odedina, PhD
ReTOOL Program Principal Investigator & Director
Feb 15th, 2018
We have accepted 15 outstanding students to participate in the 2018 ReTOOL Summer Training Program! Take a look at this year’s incredible cohort… […]
Nov 21st, 2015
The 2016 Application is now open! Click the button in the top menu!