Comprehensive Cancer Center provides hands-on research experience for students and teachers

The Chicago EYES team

Chicago Educators and Youth Enjoy Science (Chicago EYES), a science pipeline program led by Professor Eileen Dolan (Cancer Biology; Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology) has expanded to offer research experience to CPS teachers as well as high school and undergraduate students.

The teacher particpants are paid for two eight-week periods in consecutive summers to conduct research alongside a faculty mentor. According to Kathy Goss, PhD, the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center's Director for Strategic Parnerships, this is an "opportunity... to broaden the knowledge of the teachers, but also the students they serve."

Current graduate students Lauren Blake (Human Genetics), Mat Perez-Neut (Cancer Biology), and Corey Smith (Medical Physics) serve as peer mentors for students in the program.

Read more about Chicago EYES in the Chicago Tribune.

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