The Creating Scientists Program is designed to help incoming transfer students to SDSU get off to a fast start on their research careers. The program, which focuses on reducing cancer disparities, includes 8 weeks of funded intensive summer training in research that takes place the summer before students transfer to SDSU. Students attend weekly didactic training and are placed in research mentors’ labs for the summer; there is also funding for travel to a professional conference to present research findings during the subsequent academic year. The program is designed for students in the sciences. For more information, see https://medschool.ucsd.edu/research/moores/research/Pages/Summer-Science-Enrichment-Program.aspx or contact Dr. Vanessa Malcarne at vmalcarne@sdsu.edu