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Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program, 2013

The Center to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities at Charles Drew University (CDU) and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA (UCLA) are hosting a great summer internship opportunity for undergraduate students and the deadline, February 1, is coming up.

The Undergraduate Cancer Research Training Program (UCRTP) is a summer internship to train undergraduates in technical and critical thinking skills in a laboratory, clinical, or community setting. The goal of the UCRTP is to ensure that each undergraduate student acquires the knowledge, skills, and attitude to become a proficient researcher in cancer research.

Research topics include but are not limited to:

  • molecular, cell, developmental biology and genetics of cancer
  • the influence of lifestyle choices, diet, and exercise on cancer risk
  • translating basic research into cancer therapeutic agents.

Each student intern acquires training by working on a hypothesis-driven scientific research project, at CDU or UCLA, alongside a designated mentor during the course of 8-12 weeks. A stipend is provided to students in the program.

The internship is competitive, and applications are due on February 1, 2013.

Visit the website for more information.

Click here to download the flier, application, or the letter of recommendation form.

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