UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
female student looking into microscope, DICR program

Diversity in Cancer Research (DICR) is a cancer research training program for undergraduates interested in careers in biomedicine. For ten weeks during the summer, participants work full time in the laboratories of established cancer researchers at the University of Chicago, gaining hands-on experience in areas at the forefront of the field. 

Rigorous research training is complemented with year-round career development and skill-building workshops, leadership training, opportunities in community outreach and engagement, and personalized mentorship for post-baccalaureate transitions.

DICR is funded by a grant from the American Cancer Society.

About DICR

Program Team

Students & Alumni

Advisory Committee

The UChicago Cancer Education Advisory Committee provides strategic guidance regarding DICR’s continued growth and development. It also facilitates greater integration of the program with cancer- and science-related educational opportunities within the university and partnering institutions. Its members include key stakeholders in UChicago cancer education efforts, science education experts and members of the DICR leadership team.