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CURE Program


The Stephenson Cancer Center established the Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Program to enable outstanding undergraduate students to work alongside experienced cancer investigators to encourage their interests in and preparation for careers in cancer research and medicine.

The  CURE Program offers students a chance to receive intensive hands-on training and experience in active research laboratories over an eight-week summer program. In addition, the scholars will also be a part of a journal club and many other exciting opportunities. 

At the conclusion of the program, students participate in a poster presentation to gain experience in organizing, interpreting, and discussing their research results.

Program Details

The CURE Program is an eight-week program, May 20, 2019 to July 12, 2019. Students must be able to commit to the entire timeframe.

Scholars are selected based on aptitude and interest in science and math, academic standing, personal essay and recommendation letters.

Nov. 1: Students may begin submitting applications
Jan. 15:  Completed application due
March 1: Notification of those selected to interview (Interview for out-of-state candidates will be done via Skype / phone / FaceTime)
April 1: Selected applicants notified


Application Timeline

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 and the ability to commit to the program's entire eight-week time frame.

Complete packets should include application, transcripts, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation forms and letters.

Learn more about eligibility and applying for the CURE Program >


Contact & Links


Contact Information

Events and Special Programs Coordinator
P: (405) 271-2537
E: sccevents-specialprograms@ouhsc.edu

Special Programs
Stephenson Cancer Center
800 NE 10th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Past Program Participants

The CURE Program welcomes its first group of students in 2010. View a full list of past program participants  >