Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and Northeastern Illinois University Cancer Health Disparities Summer Research Program
Dates: June 17 - August 9, 2013
Application Deadline: April 13, 2013
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 2013 program, students must be currently be enrolled at NEIU as a college freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior student. Students must be members of underserved populations (African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Native American), and interested in pursuing a career in social sciences and health related careers.
How to Apply
Please fill out the Cancer Health Disparities Research Program Application (MS-Word document) by April 12 and email to:
For more information, please contact Emily Malin: 312.503.0615 or firstname.lastname@example.org