Mentorship Opportunities

Mentoring is a critical component of career development and training at DF/HCC. The Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IECD) helps to facilitate opportunities for mentoring. 

Consider being a mentor for students through our Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program, which introduces high school and college students from underrepresented populations to the world of cancer research by placing them in real research settings at local cancer research institutions. You can find more information here about being a CURE mentor, including contact information if you are interested in volunteering. 

Using evidence based curriculum provided by NIH-supported National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)* we offer training for mentors working with undergraduates and high school students on short-term research projects across the DF/HCC Community. The curriculum will consist of monthly sessions that will include but are not limited to training in the following areas:

  • Aligning expectations and maintaining effective communication
  • Addressing equity and inclusion
  • Assessing understanding
  • Short-term research project design and implementation

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at for more information.

*The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming.