CURE Program for Students

CURE is a paid research training program in the summer for high school and college undergraduate Native American and Hispanic students.

Help the Fight Against Cancer

Take part in ongoing research at The University of New Mexico Cancer Center. Here are some examples of ongoing projects:

  • Understanding how arsenic and uranium in water sources may cause cancer (Mentors: Lewis and MacKenzie)
  • Using data to discover what Hispanic and tribal communities have done and can do to further improve the health of their members (Mentors: Scientists Shah and Cook)
  • Identifying causes and treatments for breast and ovarian cancer
    (Mentors: Prossnitz/Hathaway/Adams/Steinkamp/Hudson/Wandinger-Ness)
  • Learning how schools can help students to improve diet choices, reduce obesity and reduce the risk of getting cancer (Mentor: Davis)
  • Genomic and data analyses for personalized cancer therapies (Mentors: Ness/Lee/Guo)
CURE participants working on a team-building exercise.