I was impressed with the poster presentations. The posters were well designed, the science was good, and the ability of the students to explain their work was impressive. It felt as if I was at a scientific meeting.
– Nina Irwin, PhD (BCH)
The [CURE] program is great. The mixture of seminars, journal clubs, and research provide a unique opportunity compared with other summer programs I am familiar with.
– A. Michael Sismour, PhD (HMS)
We were very impressed with the organization and commitment of the program administration. The final presentations from the students were inspiring and educational, giving us a broader understanding of the scope of research training supported by the program. The program has a number of unique features compared to other summer research programs in which we have previously participated, and it was a pleasure for us to participate.
– Melissa Thomas, MD, PhD (MGH)
"The CURE program has taught me how to think more critically and become more like a scientist. The caliber [sic] of mentorship is parallel to none, and played an integral role in shaping my CURE experience. I was most excited to use the laboratory skills I learned [this] summer for the thesis project when I returned to my college."
– Kenesha Darlington
"I aspire to matriculate into an MD/PhD program. My goal is to practice medicine while incorporating the innovative scientific research to my practice. I thoroughly enjoyed my CURE experience. I learned a lot about the trajectory of scientific research and where I see myself in this picture. The 2-year CURE program is an amazing opportunity to remain immersed in the field of science outside of the classroom. I enjoyed talks that were given from professionals throughout the field of science—from clinics to the bench. These experiences throughout the year have served as motivation through my studies and into my second summer of research."
– Christina Marcelus
“The first day … I had such an eye opener I immediately told my family that this program will change my life. I would love to pursue a MD and become an oncologist.”
– Ted Hilaire
"The research I did at the CURE program was nursing-based research. I love research and CURE has allowed me to continue my research interests as a career. My current educational aspirations are to obtain my Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree and continue on to receive my PhD in nursing."
– Carleen Njoku
“I worked with Dr. [Michele] Gadd, a breast cancer surgeon at Mass General Hospital. Being able to make connections not just with mentors or speakers but also among peers was great. I had a wonderful time. I know that it will stay with me forever and I feel blessed to have had such opportunity. I feel more inspired and motivated than I have ever been.”
– Madino Ali