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Hi All,
Throughout this unit we have included some biographies of scientists working in the fields of study that we have covered in this class. We would like to hear what you think about their work, their story, and how it relates to your life. Please choose one scientist from the unit and write a short reflection paragraph in your own words (less than 250 words).
This is a reflection, not a test of knowledge. We are most interested in hearing why you chose the scientist and why their work is meaningful or interesting to you.

John Carpten

Professor and Chair of Translational Genomics, Director, Institute of Translational Genomics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC Royce and Mary Trotter Chair in Cancer Research
2016 recruited by University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, to build and chair a new Department and Institute of Translational Genomics.
•2012 Deputy Director of Basic Research for TGen.

•2003 Division Director, Integrated Cancer Genomics, at Translational
Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Phoenix, AZ.

•2000 Tenure at Natl. Human Genome Research Institute NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

•1995 Postdoc in cancer genetics, at Natl. Human Genome Research Institute NIH

•1994 Ph.D. in Human Genetics, Ohio State University
Early pioneer in understanding the role of biology in cancer incidence and mortality rates among underrepresented populations. Through his leadership, The African American Hereditary Prostate Cancer Study (AAHPC) Network Was conceived.This study became a model for genetic linkage studies in underrepresented populations.
Respond Study:

http://respondstudy.org/

Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers and Social Stress. The RESPOND Study will be one of the largest studies ever to look at the underlying factors and reasons that put African American men at higher risk for prostate cancer. Over the next five years, 10,000 African American men with prostate cancer will be recruited.

Profile at USC:

John D. Carpten, PhD

Scientist Summary Rubric (1)

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Scientist

1 pts

Full Credit

Identified a scientist of interest from the assigned unit.

0 pts

No Credit

Did not identify a scientist of interest from the assigned unit.

1 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Research Area

1 pts

Full Credit

Provided a very brief summary of the scientist’s research area.

0 pts

No Credit

Did not provide a summary of scientist’s research area or summary is incorrect.

1 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Personal Relevance

1 pts

Full Credit

Explained why you picked this scientist and how their work is relevant to you.

0 pts

No Credit

Did not explain why you picked this scientist or how their work is relevant to you.

1 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Logic/Coherence

1 pts

Full Credit

Explanation of your own thoughts on scientist’s work is coherent and logical.

0 pts

No Credit

Summary is shallow, incoherent, illogical, or lacks effort.

1 pts

Total Points: 4