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***There will be changes to the Partners summer 2022 program as a result of COVID-19 restrictions and complications. The program is subject to change as needed to protect coordinators and students.


The goal of the program is to introduce you to cutting-edge research in the fields of cancer biology or cancer-related Public Health, to provide you with a realistic view of graduate school and of research careers in these areas, and to help you prepare to apply to graduate school. We look forward to meeting with you at our Partners Boot Camp, where we will give you additional details about the program and discuss the expectations of the program staff and of your research mentors. You will receive information from program coordinators about your mentor assignments for this summer. Once you have this information, contact your mentor to get acquainted and to ask for any instructions to be completed prior to your arrival.



The program for summer 2022 will not provide housing. Students will provide their own housing and commute to campus at their respective home universities (NCCU students will work in labs at NCCU, and UNC students will work in labs at UNC).



All cars parked on campus must display a parking permit issued by the UNC Department of Parking and Transportation. DO NOT plan on trying to park free of charge around campus; parking spots are scarce and vehicles illegally parked are ticketed ($30 – $50 for first offense) or towed. Please visit the UNC Transportation and Parking website for more information.



Parking on NCCU’s campus is by permit only. All faculty, staff and students who park on campus are required to register their vehicles with the University Police Department, pay a registration fee and display a valid permit on their vehicle. Faculty, staff and student hangtags must be placed on the rearview mirror facing outward at all times the vehicle is parked on campus property. An NCCU parking permit authorizes parking in specific areas according to the permit designation (Faculty/Staff Reserved, Residential, Faculty/Staff Non-reserved and Commuter), but does not guarantee a parking space in a specific area. All areas not specifically designated for parking shall be considered “no parking” zones.

Please be aware that numbered spaces in student lots do not designate reserved spaces for students. These numbered spaces are only for faculty/staff reserved parking. If you park in these reserved spots, your vehicle is subject to ticketing and or towing. The campus-wide speed limit is 15 mph. The student parking rate for the summer is $75. DO NOT plan on trying to park free of charge around campus; parking spots are scarce and vehicles illegally parked are ticketed ($30 – $50 for first offense) or towed by the City of Durham. To obtain a parking permit please fill out the permit form found at the link below, and take it plus $75 to the Bursar’s Office which is found in the basement of the Hoey Administration building. You will then take your receipt to the Campus Police station where you will be issued a parking permit and a booklet that shows you where you are allowed to park on campus.


Dr. Tope Keku

7340-C Medical Biomolecular Research Building
University of North Carolina, CB # 7032
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7032
Tel: 919-966-5828 (Office)

Dr. Wendy Heck-Grillo

2255 Mary Townes Science Complex (MTSC)
1801 Fayetteville Street Durham, NC 27707
(919) 530-7063