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Undergraduate Students Engage in Cancer Research at the Stephenson Cancer Center

Eight undergraduate students have been selected to a competitive summer program working in cancer research laboratories at the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

The Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Program provides students experience working on nationally funded research projects under the mentorship of senior faculty leaders. This experience prepares students for careers in the field of cancer research and medicine.

At the completion of the eight-week program, students will engage in a poster presentation of their research to gain experience in organizing, interpreting, and discussing their research results.

The 2017 CURE Program Scholars include:

Adewunmi Adebanjo, Cameron University
Asim Ali, University of Oklahoma; Hometown: Edmond, OK
Madison Granger, Oklahoma Baptist University; Hometown: Newcastle, OK
Whitney Hall, Oklahoma Christian University; Hometown: Duncan, OK
Spencer Hall, University of Oklahoma; Hometown: Highland Village, TX
Ali Khan, University of Oklahoma; Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK
Tammy Phillips, Oklahoma City University; Hometown: Edmond, OK
Summer Simeroth, University of Oklahoma; Hometown: Durant, OK

Students are matched with experienced mentors to guide them through the research process. Mentors include: Danny Dhanasekaran, PhD, Joe Zhao, PhD, Priyabrata Mukherjee, PhD, Resham Bhattacharya, PhD, Jie Wu, PhD, Asish Ghosh, PhD, Rajagopal Ramesh, PhD, and James Battiste, MD, PhD.

The Program is now entering its eighth year and has mentored more than 70 undergraduate students since commencement. To apply for the CURE Program, you must meet certain eligibility criteria including: enrolled as an undergraduate student with between 60 and 100 credit hours, a United States citizen or permanent resident or have unrestricted employment authorizations, and the ability to commit to the programs entire eight-week time frame.

To learn more, visit www.stephensoncancercenter.org/cure