Celebrating cancer survivors


ChicagoCHEC honored and celebrated cancer survivors at the 24th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk in Chicago.

Take the next step in your healthcare & research career journey!

Research Fellows Flyer

We have some exciting undergraduate cancer research internship opportunities planned for this summer! The program is geared toward first-generation and underrepresented minority students interested in health or research careers. Apply soon – deadline for applications is February 29, 2016.

About the ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program
The ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program is a comprehensive learning experience for undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students at Northeastern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, and City Colleges of Chicago. We are seeking outstanding undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students with an interest in health and health care who possess the commitment to apply to graduate or medical school and can bring diverse perspectives and experiences to advance the nation’s work toward cancer health equity. ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows will spend the summer in seminars and research rotations learning from leading scientists. Following the summer intensive program, ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows will have the option to be matched with a research mentor and research project during the academic year.

Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

Program Dates
June 20 – August 12, 2016: summer intensive experience
Fall 2016: optional research team placement

How to Apply
Please visit the ChicagoCHEC website for eligibility & application instructions:

Email us at [email protected]


Learn How to Get Involved

Since our official launch in October of 2015, ChicagoCHEC has been a buzz of activity, as we launched out the gate to transform our many ideas into reality. We are excited to have this incredible opportunity to move the needle on health equity, and we want all of you at the table. Keep an eye out in this space as we continue to roll out new programs, opportunities, resources, and ways to engage. (we only ask that you bear with us as we grow!)

Here are some ways you can get involved now:

  • Are you a talented, team-oriented leader? ChicagoCHEC is hiring! Check out our job listings.
  • Keep up to date with real time ChicagoCHEC updates by following us on Twitter or adding us to Facebook.
  • We’re always excited to partner with folks who believe in health equity and social change. Let’s talk.
  • Have ideas you want to share? We’d love for you to contribute to the ChicagoCHEC blog.

Welcome to chicagochec.org blog

Welcome to the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) blog! What is ChicagoCHEC, you might ask, and why are we blogging?

ChicagoCHEC is a comprehensive cancer partnership led by Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northeastern Illinois University. Our mission is to advance cancer health equity. We strive to do so by way of meaningful scientific discovery, education, training, and community engagement.

Advances in cancer health equity take creativity, out of the box ideas, active community voices, and an open exchange of ideas and practices.

We intend for this blog to support the work of the ChicagoCHEC community and to create a safe space for everyone to share ideas. We hope this blog will stimulate new thinking and lively discussions as we share our ongoing work toward cancer health equity. Whether you’re a faculty member, student, staff, or community member, we welcome you to join this dynamic learning space.

What can you expect to see here?

  • ChicagoCHEC faculty, staff, students, guest bloggers and other creative thinkers commenting on the latest scientific and healthcare advances, their projects, activities, and anything under the sun
  • Events announcements
  • Information about resources
  • Research, training, and community engagement opportunities

Our doors are wide open to ideas. We want this blog to foster interactions with a broad community of thinkers and doers. We invite you to contribute your ideas to help make this blog timely, lively, and a place where we can all learn together. Ready, set, go!