CURE Program

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Portland, OR.
Type Basic Science Research, Academic Enrichment, High School Students
Dates 15 Jun 2015 - 7 Aug 2015


The Continuing Umbrella of Research Education (CURE) Project is a research mentorship training program supported by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the OHSU Center for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. It is designed to offer research experiences to students from the Portland area that excel academically and come from socially and economically disadvantaged background. The goals of this program are to give hands-on research experience, science exposure and to increase participation of underserved and minority students in biomedical research and other health-related fields. 

What is expected of students during the program?

  • Students work full time for 10 weeks in a cancer lab with a Knight Cancer Institute Member.
  • Each student is required to attend weekly seminars and classes, as well as adhering to the curriculum set by their college level mentor.
  • The program culminates with a poster presentation attended by the lab employees, directors and additional staff of the Knight Cancer Institute at the end of the program.   


**The CURE Program only excepts applications every 2-years. Please contact the program administrator for futher details.**

  • Current sophomores and juniors from Oregon High Schools (preference for selection given to Public Schools) belonging to a group that is historically underrepresented or socially and economically disadvantaged are eligible for application and consideration. (Please see below definitions)
  • Must be 16 or older by date of program
  • All students must also have a 3.5 GPA or higher to be eligible for this program and have taken at least one science class, preferably biology

More Information

CURE Coordinator
Jennifer Teeples
, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Phone: 503-494-8382