UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Formerly the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (CURE) program

Chicago EYES (Educators and Youth Enjoy Science) on Cancer is a cancer research training program for high school and college students interested in careers in biomedicine. The program also welcomes secondary science educators.

For two consecutive summers, participants work full time in the laboratories of established cancer researchers at the university. Rigorous research training is complemented with a cancer-based summer lecture series, year-round career development and skill-building workshops, and a network of faculty and peer mentors dedicated to participants’ success. The program culminates in a research symposium to showcase participants’ work across basic, translational, clinical, and population-based areas of cancer research.

Chicago EYES on Cancer is funded by an R25 YES grant from the National Cancer Institute in addition to generous donations.

High School and College Students

Secondary Science Educators

Program Team

Students & Alumni

Advisory Committee

The Chicago EYES on Cancer Advisory Committee provides strategic guidance regarding the program’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. The committee comprises key partners and stakeholders of the EYES program, including experienced research mentors; STEM education experts; leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion; and student representatives.