Current YES Projects



Current YES Projects



Program Teams and Contact Information

Program Name/Webpage

Program Starts Program Participant Career Levels

Beckman Research Institute/City of Hope

David K. Ann, Rick A. Kittles, Christopher Sistrunk




Case Western Reserve University

Nathan Berger

Case CCC Youth Engaged in Science


Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

James A. DeCaprio, Karen Burns White

Contact Email:



Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Jeanne Ting Chowning,

Beverly Torok-Storb, Dave Vannier

Contact Email:

Pathways to Cancer Research


Participants: Undergraduate Students, Teachers


Outreach: High School Students  

Oregon Health & Science University

Jackilen Shannon, Brian J. Druker

Contact Email:


Knight Scholars Program

University of California, San Diego    

J. Silvio Gutkind, Georgia Robins Sadler

Contact Email: 


Multidisciplinary Educational Approach to Reducing Cancer Disparities 2019  

University of Chicago

M. Eileen Dolan, Megan Mekinda

Contact Email:


Chicago EYES on Cancer

2017 Participants: High School and Undergraduate Students, High School Teachers

University of Kentucky

Nathan L. Vanderford,

Mark B. Evers, Donald T. Frazier

Contact Email:

ACTION Program


Participant: High School and Undergraduate Students


Outreach: Elementary through Undergraduate Students, Community Members

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Maurice Godfrey, Joyce C. Solheim

Contact Email:


Ignite Engage Sustain-Cancer Education, YES Program

University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh        

David Boone, Joseph Ayoob, Christopher Bakkenist, Solomon Livshits

Contact Email:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy 2019

Participants: High School Students


Outreach: Middle and High School Students

University of Utah

Donald E. Ayer, Kolawole S. Okuyemi, Anna Marsden

Contact Email:

Huntsman Cancer Institute PathMaker Programs for Cancer Research 2019

Participants: High School and Undergraduate Students, Middle and High School Teachers


Outreach: Middle and High School Students and Families

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center     Kari Savannah Brewer, Khandan Keyomarsi, Stephanie S. Watowich UPWARDS Training Program     2020  
University of Alabama at Birmingham     Lalita Shevde-Samant, Michael J. Wyss Roadmap for America's Cancer Explorers for the 21st Century (Race 21) 2020  
University of Minnesota     Michele L. Allen, Christopher A. Pennell Minnesota Cancer Research and Teaching Excellence (M-CREATE)     2020  
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey     Sunita Chaudhary Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) Program 2020  
Dartmouth College         Steven Fiering Program for Oncology Workforce Education and Research Experience at Dartmouth     2020  


*Last Update 30 Nov 2020


Created by Sara Louise Hargrave Last Modified Mon November 30, 2020 1:28 pm by Jessica Marie Calzola