With a rich legacy in scientific discovery, the University of Chicago is committed to training future leaders in cancer research and treatment. We are training the next generation of cancer specialists through a robust educational program under the leadership of associate director for education M. Eileen Dolan, PhD, professor of medicine. High school and undergraduate students who participate in these summer research programs work in real cancer research labs under the mentorship of faculty.
In addition to our training programs, the Comprehensive Cancer Center provides educational opportunities at the graduate and postdoctoral level, as well as professional development for faculty. Providing education for basic scientists and clinical investigators is a critical component of the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s mission to explore and develop innovative ways to prevent and treat cancer.
The following sections provide an overview of the many cancer educational programs and resources that exist at the University of Chicago for learners of all levels, from high school to postgraduate training.