Second Annual Cancer Research Conference for Science Teachers

On July 15-16, 2019, the UF Health Cancer Center hosted its Second Annual Cancer Research Conference for Science Teachers. This free two-day conference took place at the UF Cancer & Genetics Research Complex and included a reception at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Participants heard about leading-edge research at UF and connected with scientists, physicians and students to engage in a dialogue about community health and well-being. Sixty-seven science teachers from 20 counties across Florida registered for the conference.

Florida 4-H University — Cancer Discovery Workshop

The Florida 4-H University enables 14- to 18-year-old students to participate in educational workshops, explore career opportunities and lead community service activities. On July 30, 2019, 20 high school students from the program attended the UFHCC Discovery Workshop. The group learned about cancer research, from the gene level to the protein level, including oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Students also participated in a hands-on DNA-extraction experiment.