Sarah Sherman awarded a Fulbright to study cancer in Botswana

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:22 AM

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Sarah Sherman ’17, points to her CaNCURE co-op at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2015 as a seminal moment in her Northeastern experience. Not only did she receive her first hands-on experience in cancer research—which has become her passion—but she also learned of the hospital’s work to enhance cancer care in Botswana, where she says poor […]

CaNCURE featured at RISE 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:22 AM

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Three CaNCURE students presented their CaNCURE co-op at Northeastern’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo.  The annual RISE event features the work of over 400 students and is attended by over 2,000 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and technology enthusiasts.  “RISE gave me a chance to share my passion for research with others both inside and […]

CaNCURE Director nationally recognized for contributions to diversity

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:22 AM

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CaNCURE Director Srinivas Sridhar was recently awarded the 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Diversity Award for his outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering.  “I am honored to be recognized for our work in broadening participation and diversity through the national training programs organized by the Nanomedicine Academy,” said Sridhar. “These […]

CaNCURE trainee wins American Society for Photobiology Award

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:22 AM

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CaNCURE trainee Zachary Silber (Health Sci, ’17),  was awarded an Frederick Urbach Memorial Student Travel Award to present the poster titled “Tumor-selective photodynamic therapy using copper-free click-conjugated liposomes” at the American Society for Photobiology Conference in Tampa, FL (May 31-26).  Zachary is currently completing his research project in laboratory of Dr. Tayyaba Hasan at Massachusetts General Hospital.

CaNCURE Alumnus wins AACR Scholarship!

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:22 AM

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Noelle Castilla-Ojo (Behavioral Neurosci, ’17), a recent graduate of the CaNCURE co-op program, has been awarded the prestigious AACR-Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Scholar Award. This award is intended to inspire young scientists to enter the field of cancer research by providing funding to attend and present at two consecutive AACR Annual Meetings.  Noelle is […]

CaNCURE Alumnus to study cancer at St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:22 AM

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We are pleased to announce that one of our CaNCURE program alumni, Sarah Sherman (Biology/English, ’17), has recently accepted a position with St. Jude’s Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program.  This highly competitive summer internship seeks to encourage undergraduates to pursue a career in cancer research. Program participants spend 11 weeks working alongside a clinical or […]

CaNCURE leadership recognized for their new model nanomedicine education

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:22 AM

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CaNCURE leaders Sri Sridhar and Anne van de Ven, together with with Chemical Engineering Chair Tom Webster, have established a scal­able, inter­ac­tive net­work that uses Web-​​based video­con­fer­encing to teach grad­uate courses in nanomedicine simultaneously to multiple classrooms across across the nation.  The students who attend these courses work to complete collaborative assignments that span institutions. […]

CaNCURE alumni create Nanotechnology Club!

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:22 AM

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Jordan Harris and fellow CaNCURE Alums Jeremy Thong, Soleil Doggett, and Joey Nneji have created the first Nanotechnology Club on campus.  Come join us for the first meeting on December 9!  The club aims to increase undergraduate accessibility to and student interest in the nanotechnology field through educational seminars where local scientists, graduate students, and […]

CaNCURE leadership receives NSF Innovations in Graduate Education Award

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:22 AM

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CaNCURE leaders Srinivas Sridhar and Anne L. van de Ven have received a $0.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Nanomedicine Academy that spans 5 institutions including Northeastern University, Morgan State University, Tuskegee University, Florida International University, and University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez. This newest program leverages Northeastern’s expertise in nanomedicine […]

CaNCURE student and mentor featured in Cooperative Education News

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:22 AM

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CaNCURE trainee Rachel Fontana, ’17, studied liquid biopsy technologies to detect cancer biomarkers in the blood during her co-op at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  She found that the co-op experience increased her appreciation for the time and dedication it takes to master skills in a scientific lab.  Rachel’s mentor, Mike Makrigiorgos, was very happy for the […]