The application is now open for the
2020 CHEC Fellows program
The ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows program is a comprehensive learning experience about health disparities in cancer for undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students at Northeastern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, the City Colleges of Chicago, and other community and junior colleges in the Chicago metropolitan area who are planning to apply to graduate or medical school. This program is focused on the development of academic, technical, and professional skills in preparation for careers in social, behavioral, and biomedical research and in healthcare.
ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows will spend the summer in seminars and research rotations learning from leading researchers. A stipend is given for the entirety of the eight-week program.
Fellowship Application Timeline
December 2019 – Application launch
Feb. 28, 2020 – Application deadline
March 2020 – Selection of finalists
March 2020– Interviews of finalists
April 2020– Selection and notification
June 15, 2020 – Start of summer program
Aug. 7, 2020 – End of summer program
The application is available below along with a video describing the program, a link to the flyer, program description, video demonstration of how to apply and more information on the ChicagoCHEC website.
The deadline is Feb. 28, 2020.
Students from any major who are passionate about health disparities in cancer are encouraged to apply.
A webinar will take place on Feb. 19, 2020, to help improve your application.
Thank you for Attending Women in Science on Nov. 14, 2019
Thank you for attending the 3rd annual Women in Science conference at Northeastern Illinois University. This year, the conference focused on women in the field of chemistry. The conference included a keynote and plenary speakers, a career panel, a scientific art, and media display and competition, hands-on, chemistry-based learning activities, and a theater performance about Marie Curie at the end of the day.
Even though the conference is over, it's not too late to purchase a T-shirt. All proceeds support future Women in Science events and the new NEIU Center of Health.