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Cancer Health Disparities Summer Research Program

2015 dates and application deadline to be determined

Summer 2013 Interns

2013 Interns:
Martinez, Morales, Avila, Diyemba


The Cancer Health Disparities Research Program is an 8-week long summer program offered at Lurie Cancer Center (LCC-NU) of Northwestern University. The program is part of the NU NEIGHBORS' Partnership held between LCC-NU and Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU).

The Cancer Health Disparities Research Program will be offered to all NEIU undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in social science and health care. The program will be accepting 4 NEIU undergraduate students to work on a number of research projects addressing topics of cancer health disparities. The research-intensive experience provides students with an overview of health disparities and cancer health disparities, an opportunity to work with transdisciplinary research teams on NIH or other federal funded research projects, an introduction to basic social science research methods and writing, and exposure to community engaged participatory research topics. The program provides students with weekly seminars, journal club, faculty lectures, career advice, mentorship, and opportunities to become involved with local community health organizations and events. At the end of the summer, each trainee will be required to give a PowerPoint presentation of his/her project to NU and NEIU faculty members and staff, fellow trainees, and mentors.


Students will be given a $3,500 stipend.


To be considered for the 2015 program, students must be currently be enrolled at NEIU as a college freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior student. Applicants must be interested in pursuing an academic or professional career in healthcare, and students must be members of underserved populations (African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Native American).

For more information, please e-mail or call 312.503.0615.