Diversity focus: Research interns get hands-on lab experiences

2014 CURE Program interns. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion administers the Ted R. Lilley Cancer CURE Program, which is funded by the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion thanks research faculty and postdoc fellows who are serving as mentors to the research interns who are part of the Ted R. Lilley Cancer CURE and Summer Equity internship programs. This summer, CDI has placed 26 high school and college students in research lab experiences throughout OHSU. The highly competitive programs drew over 200 applicants from across Oregon and the United States. Interns receive a stipend during their time here at OHSU.

Special recognition to faculty researchers who have dutifully and graciously participated in the Summer Equity Program every year for the last four years, including Kari Buck, Ph.D.; Suzanne Mitchell, Ph.D., and Andrey Ryabinin, Ph.D. The OHSU community is invited to the programs’ grand finale: the Summer Equity and CURE poster presentation, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8 at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building.

We invite you to learn more about the Summer Equity and CURE interns through their inspirational stories. If interested in hosting an intern next summer, contact David Martinez, manager of student recruitment and retention at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.