• 2015 CEESP Summer Research Students & Mentors

    2015 CEESP Summer Research Students & Mentors

  • CEESP students present research projects of Summer 2014

    CEESP students present research projects of Summer 2014

  • CEESP alumni & mentors. Application deadline is coming up soon (December 31, 2017)

    CEESP alumni & mentors. Application deadline is coming up soon (December 31, 2017)

  • Cleveland

    Cleveland

    Lorinette Wirth, a 2017 CEESP student presenting her CEESP research results at the International Conference of Cancer Education in Cleveland, Ohio in September 2017.

  • Morocco

    Morocco

    Brittney Smith, a 2014 CEESP student, exaimining pathology slides of patients with her mentor, Dr. Mehdi Karkouri, at the Hassan the Second Medical School in Casablanca, Morocco

  • Michigan

    Michigan

    Joel Begay 2017 CEESP student reviewing mammography images with his mentor Dr. Marilyn Roubdoux, Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan Medical School

  • Ghana

    Ghana

    Mark Obrist, 2013 CEESP Student in Kumasi Ghana with Dr. Amr Soliman during the project of breast cancer in Ghana

  • Zambia

    Zambia

    Mario Trejo, a 2017 CEESP student with Mulele Kalima at the records' room of the Cancer Diseases Hospital in Zambia

  • 2015 CEESP Summer Research Student

    2015 CEESP Summer Research Student

    Autumn Cummings, who conducted research in Tanzania and her father at the dinner

  • Egypt

    Egypt

    Emily Auwarter, a 2017 CEESP student with one of the children at the Children's Cancer Hospital in Egypt

  • Mario Trejo, a 2017 student receiving the CEESP/Yuthar Alrawahi Award for the Outstanding CEESP project at the International Cancer Education conference in Cleveland, Ohio in September 2017.

  • CEESP 2017

    CEESP 2017

    The 2017 CEESP students during the pre-summer orientation with Drs. Amr Soliman, Robert Chamberlain, and Armado de Alba at the University of Nebraska College of Public Health

Welcome to UNMC College of Public Health Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) Program website!  The CEESP Program funds MPH and PhD students conducting cancer research related to minority populations within the U.S. and international settings.  The details about the CEESP Program for prospective students is under the Graduate Programs tab.  Individuals interested in the CEESP Program are encouraged to contact Dr. Amr Soliman.

The CEESP Program is a training and educational program to prepare master students in public health in the field of cancer epidemiology research in special populations (international and minority settings).  The CEESP program started in 2006 at the University of Michigan, where it was housed for six years.  In September of 2012 the CEESP program moved to UNMC.

The CEESP Program provides special educational opportunities for students to learn about cancer epidemiology in special populations as well as translation of epidemiology into cancer control and prevention interventions. Furthermore, the program provides mentored field internships for students through the ongoing faculty research projects and existing infrastructure of the UNMC College of Public Health in international and minority settings in the U.S. 

CEESP is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (R25 CA112383).