Summer Programs for Undergraduate Students

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Summer Undergraduate Research Scholar Program

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas This residential 10-weeks long summer undergraduate research program targets students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies with complement of basic course work in the sciences (biology, chemistry and/or behavioral sciences). Opportunities are available to study molecular biology, animal models of cancer, genomics and drug discovery as well as DNA repair, cell cycle biology, stem cell biology, behavioral sciences and health disparities. Please click on this link to find out more about the program and the participating cancer research faculty website.

Contact: Dr. Babatunde O. Oyajobi, Program Director; (
Phone: 210-567-0909, Fax: 210-567-3803

GCCRI Summer Program
Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute Summer Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate students who are interested in a career in academic research to spend approximately twelve weeks during their summer break conducting hypothesis-driven cancer research in one of the existing research laboratories at the Greehey CCRI. The program is intended to educate the next generation of cancer researchers, and has offered students from Texas to the Middle East an opportunity to learn in a fast-paced, cutting-edge, cancer research environment.

Contact: Dr. Don McEwen (


The Oncology Research Internship (ORI)

The Oncology Research Internship (ORI) is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about oncology research from our team of Oncology Research Professionals.

Five (5) Oncology Research Interns will be selected from applications received. Limiting Internship to five candidates will provide a learning experience that is up-close and personal.


High School Students that will begin their Senior year August 2014 (> 16 years old) or college students who would like to obtain basic knowledge about cancer, cancer treatment and the research process are welcome to apply.


ORI will begin on June 23 and will end on July 23 (4 weeks in length). An average day during the ORI will be 5—8 hours in length .

Please click on the link for more information.


Predoctoral Training Program

Exito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training
The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio conducts Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training to build the field of those working to reduce Hispanic/Latino health disparities and cancer research by encouraging master's-level students and master's trained health professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research. Participants attend a five-day Éxito! summer institute that enhances understanding of: the power of research to affect change; research methods, theory and interventions; cancer control; and networking and skills to successfully apply to a doctoral program. Participants also are eligible to apply for paid internships. Éxito! is directed by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, professor and director of the IHPR, and funded by the National Cancer Institute. Find out more information and application details at

Contact: Dr. Amelie Ramirez

David Irizarry

"David Irizarry": David Irizarry of McAllen, Texas, participated in Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training in 2011. He said the program sparked a much greater interest in the possibility of pursuing a career in health disparities.

Group Exito

"Group": Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training conducted its first class in 2011 in San Antonio. The program conducts annual summer institutes.