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.

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.