2015

This year, we welcomed the largest class of ReTOOL students! The ReTOOL program aims to increase the number of minority prostate cancer researchers in Florida. This year’s cohort included students from Florida A&M University, Bethune-Cookman University, and the University of Florida. Over the next two months, these nine scholars will conduct independent research with faculty in Gainesville at the University of Florida.

Meet our Advanced and Basic RETOOL Scholars and their mentors!

2015 Advanced ReTOOL Cohort


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Matthew Clowers (FAMU) , DeCoria McCauley (FAMU Alum) , Tracoyia Roach (FAMU), Christina Redwine (UF)

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Matthew Clowers (FAMU) with mentor Dr. Alexander Ishov

Decoria McCauley (FAMU Alum) with mentor Dr. Mary Ellen Young

DeCoria McCauley (FAMU Alum) with mentor Dr. Mary Ellen Young

Tracoyia Roach (FAMU) with mentor Dr. Xin Qi

Tracoyia Roach (FAMU) with mentor Dr. Xin Qi

Christina Redwine (UF) with mentor Dr. Folakemi Odedina

Christina Redwine (UF) with mentor Dr. Folakemi Odedina


2015 Basic ReTOOL Cohort


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Xzaviar Solone (BCU), Charles Davis (FAMU), Casandra Walker (FAMU), Ashley Turner (BCU), Simone Mayes (FAMU Alum)

Xzaviar Solone (BCU) with mentor Dr. Yehia Daaka

Xzaviar Solone (BCU) with mentor Dr. Yehia Daaka

Casandra Walker (FAMU) with Dr. Merry-Jennifer Markham, standing in for mentor Dr. Nancy Mendenhall

Casandra Walker (FAMU) with Dr. Merry-Jennifer Markham, standing in for mentor Dr. Nancy Mendenhall

Simone Mayes (FAMU Alum) with mentor Dr. Walter O’Dell

Simone Mayes (FAMU Alum) with mentor Dr. Walter O’Dell

 

Ashley (BCU) with Dr. Merry-Jennifer Markham, standing in for mentor Dr. Nancy Mendenhall

Ashley Turner (BCU) with Dr. Merry-Jennifer Markham, standing in for mentor Dr. Nancy Mendenhall

 

Charles Davis (FAMU) with mentor Dr. Curtis Bryant

Charles Davis (FAMU) with mentor Dr. Curtis Bryant

 Student  Mentor  2017 Status
 Ashley Turner  Dr. Nancy Hardt  Bethune Cookman Graduate
 Xzavier Solone  Dr. Yehia Daaka  Grad School
 Charles Davis  Dr. Curtis Bryant  Pharmacy School
 Simone Mayes  Dr. Walter O’Dell  FAMU Graduate
 Cassandra Walker  Dr. Nancy Mendenhall  FAMU Graduate

Advanced ReTOOL Scholars

 Student  Mentor 2017 Status
 DeCoria McCauley Dr. Mary Ellen Young FAMU Graduate
 Mathew Clowers Dr. Alexander Ishov Pharmacy School
 Christina Redwine Dr. Folakemi Odedina Grad School
 Tracoyia Roach Dr. Xin Qi Grad School

Post-Bacc ReTOOL Scholars

 Student  Mentor  2017 Status
 Decoria McCauley  Dr. Mary Ellen Young  FAMU Graduate
 Simone Mayes  Dr. Walter O’Dell  FAMU Graduate