IMSA Med4Minorities Club Visits Cancer Center

High school students from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy’s (IMSA) Med4Minorities Club visited the University of Illinois Cancer Center for a firsthand look at the field of oncology.

Their visit included a tour of facilities on the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) campus, and they met with Cancer Center member Ryan Nguyen, DO, a UI Health medical oncologist, who shared his inspiring journey to become an oncologist.

Students also had the opportunity to explore the research lab of Cancer Center member Paul Grippo, PhD, the Early Pipeline Lead for Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination (CRTEC) at the Cancer Center. He is also an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago.

The April 18 visit provided students with valuable insights into the daily operations and significant research initiatives happening at the Cancer Center at the forefront of cancer therapy and education.

Med4Minorities Club

The Med4Minorities Club, which promotes increased participation of Black and Latinx individuals in the medical field, organized this enlightening experience. This initiative is part of a broader effort to foster diversity and inclusion within the medical community, ensuring that future healthcare professionals represent and understand the diverse communities they serve.

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