Research Education | Cancer Center Partnership

Research Education

Our Mission is to grow the next generation of underrepresented research scientists and health professionals devoted to solving cancer health disparities by nurturing the academic success of undergraduates underrepresented in a range of disciplines, through hands-on training, workshops, and mentorships from San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

The Partnership Scholars Program is designed to educate scholars about cancer biology as well as social determinants of cancer prevention and treatment follow up and inspire them to apply their skills toward solving cancer health disparities.

The Research Education Core is co-directed by Roland Wolkowicz, PhD, Professor, SDSU Biology Department and Sheila E. Crowe, MD, Professor, at UC San Diego Department of Medicine.

The Program Contact is the Research Education Core Coordinator Mercedes Quintana-Serrano, MSc. You can reach her at or by calling 619-594-2613.