The Cancer Research Education , Advancement , Training , and Empowerment ( CREATE ) program utilizes the knowledge and talents of the University of Hawai ‘ i Cancer Center ’ s faculty to mentor undergraduate and graduate students living in Hawai ‘ i and the Pacific . The ten-week program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research within a single academic discipline . Students also participate in seminars that incorporate multiple academic disciplines , workshops , and career development sessions . The goal is to reinforce the student ’ s intent to graduate with a science degree , and consider a career that addresses the burden of cancer in Hawai ‘ i and the Pacific .
This past summer , the UH Cancer Center hosted its third CREATE cohort consisting of 20 undergraduate students . Joining the program from the University of Guam were Alessandra Cuevas , Jerson Monton , and Paul Dumaraos , premedical students majoring in
Above photos : 2022 CREATE Summer Interns
biomedical sciences . Each student was paired with a faculty member from the UH Cancer Center ’ s Population Sciences in the Pacific Program and conducted a research project under the guidance of their mentor . At the end of the program , students presented their research findings to their peers , faculty , and staff during a poster session .