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What is OPTIMUS?


Outreach Program TInspire Minority and Underrepresented Students

OPTIMUS is an educational 6 week cancer research internship for high school students at UC San Diego's Moores Cancer Center. Our mission is to increase diversity in the clinical and biomedical research workforce.

Coronavirus Pandemic

As dissapointing as this is to announce, we are not going to be offering OPTIMUS for the forseeable future. In person internship programs like ours are simply unsafe to continue to carrying out during this pandemic. Depending on what the future holds, we may be able to offer OPTIMUS next year. This message will be altered or removed if in person internships like ours become safe again.

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