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Pathways: Spring 2017 Issue

Published Date:June 22, 2017

Pathways is a publication of the Cancer Community at Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each issue highlights the interdisciplinary and translational work being done within the community by faculty, staff, students, and external partners.

Published Date: June 22, 2017


2017 researcHStart Summer Program Begins

Author: Paloma Cristina Pearson

Published Date:June 21, 2017

The Cancer Community at Illinois' third researcHStart summer program has just begun! Eight high school students from the surrounding Champaign-Urbana area are spending the next eight weeks working on cancer-focused projects. Students will be acquainted with their faculty mentors and projects during the first week, and progress to participating full-time in their respective labs. Over the course of the program, the students will have the opportunity to hear from various faculty members from the University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Carle Foundation Hospital and learn about the impact the speakers have made in the field of cancer research. ResearcHStart students particpate in workshops and group discussions about research papers to grow their understanding of scientific research in an academic setting, and prepare them for a successful transition to a university. This year, students will also have the privilege of participating in a volunteer day at the University of Illinois at Chicago IMD Guest House, where they will prepare welcome bags, bake cookies, and write words of encouragement for guests. The program’s final symposium is scheduled for Friday, August 11, and will feature a poster session and presentations. The keynote speaker will be Dr. King Li, dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

Published Date: June 21, 2017


Inaugural Tissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Training Program Symposium

Author: Paloma Cristina Pearson

Published Date:May 26, 2017

The inaugural Tissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Training Program Symposium, held on Monday, May 15, 2017, was a great success. Each of the TiMe students presented a summary of their research projects, followed by presentations from members of the External Advisory Board: Dr. David Beebe (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dr. Peter So (MIT), and Dr. Bruce Wheeler (UCSD), and faculty preceptor Kris Kilian (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). We would like to thank all those who participated in the TiMe Poster Competition and congratulate the winners: Grand Prize: Sixian You; Runners-up: Shachi Mittal and Joanne Li. We also thank our primary sponsors: NIH T32 Award T32EB019944, the Cancer Community at Illinois, and the Beckman Institute for making the event a success. Additional thanks goes to the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative (IHSI), College of Engineering, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Published Date: May 26, 2017


Cancer Community @ Illinois Digest, May 4, 2017

Published Date:May 4, 2017

Announcements, events, and opportunities for members of the Cancer Community @ Illinois.

Published Date: May 4, 2017


Cancer Community @ Illinois Digest, April 27, 2017

Published Date:April 27, 2017

Announcements, events, and opportunities for members of the Cancer Community @ Illinois.

Published Date: April 27, 2017




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