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Open Access Meeting report

Mentoring future Kenyan oncology researchers

Ann Moormann1*, Jodi Skiles2*, Emmanuel Koros3, Fredrick Chite Asirwa23, Naftali Busakhala34 and Patrick Loehrer2

Author Affiliations

1 University of Massachusetts Medical School, Biotech II, 373 Plantation Street, Suite 318, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

2 Indiana University School of Medicine, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, ROC Room 4340, Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA

3 College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

4 Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), Eldoret, Kenya

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Infectious Agents and Cancer 2013, 8:40  doi:10.1186/1750-9378-8-40

Published: 7 October 2013

Abstract

This is a summary of the 1st Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Oncology Institute research grant writing workshop organized in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and held in Kisumu, Kenya from January 16th to 18th, 2013. The goal of this meeting was to mentor future Kenyan scientists and prioritize research topics that would lead to improved cancer care and survival for the citizens of Kenya.

Keywords:
Cancer; Kenya; Grant writing workshop; Provocative research questions