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.