July 31 is the deadline for trainees to apply for a $500 University of Illinois Cancer Center Travel Award to help cover the cost of travel and registration to present their cancer-related research at a conference or scientific meeting.

Travel Award Videos

In two new videos, Cancer Center trainees Shreya Deb and Blessing Nwachukwu, both PhD students, talk about the impact of the $500 Travel Award they each received from the Cancer Center to present posters at scientific meetings.

You can apply for the 2023 Fall cycle Travel Award here.

Students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical residents and fellows engaged in cancer-related research and mentored by faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) are eligible. Applications for the Spring cycle award will be due in January 2024.

California Summit

With the award, Deb, who is in the Graduate Education in bioMedical Sciences (GEMS) program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, presented the poster “Tissue-Specific Regulatory Roles of Sorting Nexin 27 in Intestinal Inflammation” at the American Physiology Summit in Long Beach, California. Deb is in the lab of Cancer Center member Jun Sun, PhD, part of the Cancer Center’s Cancer Biology research program. Learn more in Deb’s video.

Florida Symposium

Nwachukwu, who is in the Biomedical and Health Information Sciences program at UIC, used the award to present the poster “Characterization of Patient Work Networks of Nigerians With Breast Cancer” at the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care in Orlando, Florida. Nwachukwu is mentored by Cancer Center member Elizabeth Papautsky, PhD, part of the Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control research program. Learn more in Nwachukwu’s video.

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