UF faculty, trainees share cancer research, career path insights at Cancer Research Symposium for High School Students

The UF Health Cancer Center education team traveled to Ocala for the annual Cancer Research Symposium for High School Students at West Port High School on March 25. The symposium drew a great turnout, with students attending from four local high schools. 

A group photo of UF faculty and trainees with the high school students.
UF faculty and cancer research trainees at the Cancer Research Symposium for High School Students with West Port High School students in the Science National Honor Society on March 25 in Ocala.

Three UF faculty members and three cancer research trainees presented their latest cancer research and shared insights about their varied career paths. Researchers represented a range of UF departments, from neurosurgery to biostatistics.

Presentation topics spanned the molecular/cellular level to new cancer treatments, delving into eco-oncology, immunotherapy, cancer drug discovery, lung cancer genetics, the importance of data and implementation science.

The symposium also provided an opportunity for students to ask questions and connect with UF faculty and trainees over lunch.

We are grateful to AstraZeneca for its generous sponsorship of the symposium for the second year in a row. Special thanks to our presenters and our education team for their hard work to make this event a great success.

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