Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
CURE Program
450 Brookline Avenue, BP344
Boston, MA 02215

P: (617) 632-3244
F: (617) 632-4452

Director: Karen Burns White

Contact: Karen Burns White
P: (617) 632-3244
F: (617) 632-4452

CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences)

Year Program Started: 2002

Application Deadline: Mid February

Program Timeframe: one summer to two years

Academic Level Targeted: college, Grades 10-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Other Hispanic, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian

Type of Program: education, research, mentoring

Program Attributes: books/supplies provided, stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: matriculation at this school (Massachusetts school, college or university), class year (grades 10-12 and undergraduates, no graduating college seniors , no one under 16), area of residence (Massachusetts), GPA/academic standing

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biochemistry, biology, bio (cellular), bio (molecular), biophysics, epidemiology, nursing, physics, science (biomed), science (environmental health), science (social, behavioral), science (health), statistics/biometrics/biostatistics

Additional Comments: The CURE Program introduces students from underrepresented minority populations to the world of cancer research by placing them in real research settings where students get hands-on experience not found in any classroom. Students will learn from over 1,100 researchers and experts who are devoted to preventing, treating, and curing cancer.