Want to be a WHSP Science Sister?
If you are a high school student attending a Chicago Public School and you love science, check out one of the Women's Health Science Program (WHSP) free annual academies or workshops!
In order to be considered for one of our programs, the following online forms must be submitted: a student application (with personal statement) and a parent/guardian support form. After all applications are carefully reviewed, selected applicants will be invited to attend the program.
For additional information about each of our academies, including program dates and links to online forms, please click on the links below.
Oncofertility is a new discipline that bridges oncology and reproductive medicine in order to discover and apply new fertility preservation options for young patients with fertility-threatening diseases or treatments. The Oncofertility Summer Academy (OSA) is a one-week summer program offering a sequence of challenging, thematic workshops that allow high school girls to explore the fields of reproductive science, cancer biology and oncofertility. The Oncofertility Summer Academy students work closely with the Woodruff Lab and the Shah Group at Northwestern University.
The Infectious Disease Summer Academy (IDSA) is one-week summer program designed to engage high school girls to explore basic science, clinical and public health, and career options in the areas of infectious disease and microbiology.
WHSP is happy to announce the Women's Health Summer Academy! The curriculum is a comprehensive compilation of the most engaging modules, lectures, and experiments from both the infectious disease and oncofertility academies. High school girls will experience both the Oncofertility and Infectious Disease curriculums as they explore basic science, reproductive medicine, and a comprehensive view on women's health.