Discovery to Cure Program

At the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, the Discovery to Cure program provides a unique platform for students and teachers to have a direct experience in biological, cellular and molecular research. Mentored by national and international leaders in the field, program participants complete projects on topics such as:

Illustration for the Discover to Cure Program with five focus areas: Infertility, Cancer, Environment, Genomics and Pregnancy

History of Discovery to Cure

The Discovery to Cure Internship Program was established at Yale University in 2003 by Gil Mor, M.D, with the intention of providing high-quality life science research experience to qualified applicants and exposing them to the excitement and potential of a biomedical research career. In 2019, the Discovery to Cure program was initiated at the Wayne State University School of Medicine with Dr. Mor’s appointment as Director of the C.S. Mott Cancer Center for Human Growth and Development at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As an internationally known facility focused on reproductive biology, immunology, oncology, toxicology and prenatal medicine in the heart of Detroit, the C.S. Mott Center is the ideal location for community-based educational activities.

Alumni of the program are co-authors in peer-reviewed scientific publications and have competed in and won the Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Program, Pfizer Life Science Award, Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition and International Science and Engineering Fair. Additionally, many alumni have received early-action acceptance from Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, and Columbia University to pursue careers in medicine and life sciences, setting the Discovery to Cure program well on its way toward fulfilling Dr. Mor’s original goal.

Your impact

Educational pipeline initiatives are a critical component of the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s efforts to increase the diversity of health professions, address educational opportunity gaps, and reduce health disparities in our communities. The rigorous Discovery to Cure program creates meaningful research and mentorship opportunities for high school students, teachers, and your collaboration can provide impactful resources for Dr. Gil Mor and his talented team to encourage and engage even more students as the next generation of life science researchers. Together, we can ensure that their experiences align with the latest innovations in technology and research at the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development.