The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) kicks off its 8th annual summer Research Fellows Program on June 12 with a group of 20 students from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), Northwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and the City Colleges of Chicago.
What is ChicagoCHEC?
ChicagoCHEC is a comprehensive partnership to advance cancer health equity that brings together UIC, a federally designated Minority-Serving, Hispanic-Serving, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and NEIU, a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, with the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
In the NCI-funded partnership, the institutions work collaboratively to increase the number of students and investigators from underrepresented populations engaged in cancer health disparities research.
About Research Fellows Program
One of the hallmarks of ChicagoCHEC is the Research Fellows Program, a full-time comprehensive summer learning experience for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students.
Over the summer, the research fellows will learn from leading scholars in basic, clinical, translational, prevention, control, behavioral and population research, as well as participate in several educational workshops and site visits with community partners. Wednesday programming will be held at the UIC College of Nursing.
The program runs until August 4. This is the first full in-person program since 2019.