Jan Bian, Landon Hester and Ryan Jones, of Edmond, were three of 10 students selected to a competitive summer program working in cancer research laboratories at the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 

The Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) program provides students experience working on nationally funded research projects under the mentorship of senior faculty leaders. This experience prepares students for careers in the field of cancer research and medicine.

At the completion of the nine-week program, students engage in a poster presentation of their research to gain experience in organizing, interpreting and discussing their research results.

The program is now entering its seventh year and has mentored more than 60 undergraduate students. To apply for the CURE Program, certain eligibility criteria must be met including: Enrolled as an undergraduate student with between 60-100 credit hours and have the ability to commit to the program’s entire nine-week time frame.

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