Connecting students with local cancer researchers

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“CURE will bring students together into collaborative teams to design and implement tools to communicate cancer research to the public, to patients, to other students and to the government. It is a place where their ideas will directly contribute to moving cancer research forward in Windsor-Essex.”

Dr. Lisa Porter, Biology professor at the University of Windsor

Connecting students with local cancer researchers

A new course being offered at the University of Windsor is giving students hands-on experience in local cancer research. Students will get to participate in brainstorming sessions with clinical researchers and medical professionals about funding, communication, and branding, which would directly contribute to advancing local cancer research.

Biology professor Lisa Porter says her hands-on Cancer Undergrad Research Education (CURE) course will teach students about the progress made to date, as well as remaining barriers, in treating all patients with cancer.

“There is an increasing demand for health care professionals who are capable of communicating the value of research and the current cutting-edge directions in medicine in an effective and ethical manner,” says Dr. Porter.

The course also serves as an entry course for all students wishing to volunteer work, or enroll in a service learning course with the Windsor Cancer Research Group, ensuring students are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to thrive, while bridging their classroom learning to the workplace.