Request for Mentors - DF/HCC CURE Program

December 13, 2017

For the past sixteen years, with the support of the National Cancer Institute’s Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Program, DF/HCC has engaged highly talented local high school and college students from underrepresented backgrounds in hands-on, mentored summer research experiences in research environments across DF/HCC. This mission of our training efforts is to increase the number of underrepresented individuals engaged in basic, clinical, and population-based biomedical cancer research.  Indeed, our alumni have gone on to achieve considerable academic and professional success in STEM fields.  We are currently recruiting DF/HCC members to host college and high school students in their research environments for the summer of 2018.  Mentoring a student presents an excellent opportunity for developing or polishing managerial skills while helping to advance ongoing research projects in your research environment.  Will you support the development of a young scientist by hosting a student this year? 

For more information about DF/HCC’s student training efforts, please visit:

For more information about mentoring with DF/HCC, please visit:

Contact Program Manager Emily McMains if you are interested in becoming a CURE mentor.