The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) is a National Cancer Institute partnership led by Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University. Our mission is to advance cancer health equity through meaningful scientific discovery, education, training and community engagement. To advance our mission, ChicagoCHEC’s has four Cores: Administrative, Planning and Evaluation, Community Engagement, and Research and Education.

ChicagoCHEC Cores

  • The Administrative Core supports ChicagoCHEC’s research, education, and outreach via overall leadership, administrative management and program coordination.
  • The Planning and Evaluation Core continuously evaluates ChicagoCHEC’s impact, initiates new research projects and runs the Incubator/Catalyst grant program.
  • The Community Engagement Core leads community engagement, cancer education, and outreach activities to foster meaningful interactions between cancer centers, academic institutions and the communities they serve.
  • The Research and Education Core provides training, mentoring and other opportunities to successfully propel students, trainees and faculty from all backgrounds toward success in health and cancer research careers.

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Women in Science Conference

Date: October 26, 2018

Northeastern's annual conference celebrating women in the sciences. This year the conference is on October 26, 2018, and focuses on mathematicians. The conference will include a keynote speaker and plenary speakers, NSF grant writing workshop, scientific art and media display and competition, and a free screening of the movie "Hidden Figures."

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CHEC Fellows Program

The ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program is a comprehensive summer and academic year learning experience for outstanding undergraduate and post baccalaureate students interested in health who possess the commitment to apply to graduate or medical school and can bring diverse perspectives and experiences to advance cancer health equity.

Application deadline: February 28, 2019

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