Cancer Research Conference for Science Teachers

On July 26-27, 2022, the UF Health Cancer Center hosted the 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.

Cancer Research Symposium for High School Students

More than 400 local high school students had the opportunity to hear firsthand about the latest cancer research from University of Florida faculty and trainees and learn about their varied career paths during the UF Health Cancer Center’s Cancer Research Symposium for High School Students held on Jan. 26 at West Port High School in Ocala.

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. Each summer, graduate students in the cancer center provide Discovery Workshops for high school students from the 4-H program. Students learn about cancer research, from the gene level to the protein level, including oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Students also participate in a hands-on DNA-extraction experiment.