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The Young Empowered Scientists for Continued Research Engagement (YES for CURE) Program at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center will begin accepting applications for its second cohort of talented high school and undergraduate students this month!

DF/HCC expanded its established and highly regarded Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program. YES for CURE is a two and a half year training initiative for highly motivated high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. Through engagement in mentored summer research projects, participation in an advanced scientific curriculum during the academic year, and year-round professional skills training, students acquire scientific knowledge and technical skills, and increase their understanding of how to conduct biomedical research. Our program provides research experiences in cancer labs to underrepresented high school and college students.

PLEASE NOTE: Because the YES for CURE Program kicks off on February 19th, online applications will be due November 26th. The aim of starting early is to provide a strong orientation and introduction during the academic year so that students can hit the ground running when summer arrives. Academic year participation is part-time, with program activities limited to after-school sessions and several Saturdays.

Please see attached flier for more information for eligibility requirements and application instructions and please feel free to share with your students.

Posted on October 11, 2018