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High School and Undergraduate Training

DF/HCC member institutions offer a variety of innovative programs and training opportunities for individuals interested in careers in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research.

The CURE Program introduces high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented minority populations to the world of cancer research in real research settings, to expand and extend their interest in basic, clinical, and/or population science research. Students choose between a nine week or two year track.

The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is an eight week program for undergraduate students with a demonstrated commitment to the health of Native American communities. Students are assigned a medical school faculty mentor who will work closely with the student to ensure completion of a project.

The Harvard Division of Medical Sciences offers the Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP), a ten week program for currently enrolled Harvard undergraduate students belonging to minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Research opportunities are available in a variety of biological and biomedical sciences.

The Center of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) program offers a summer (undergraduate) or two year (post-baccalaureate) scientifically diversified training opportunity to students of underrepresented minority groups who are preparing to apply to graduate programs in genomics or a related field.