The Oncofertility Science Academy (OSA) was initiated in 2007. Teresa Woodruff, Ph.D., Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, leads this. OSA offers a sequence of challenging, thematic workshops that allow high school students to explore the fields of reproductive science, cancer biology, and oncofertility. Working laboratories and clinics at Northwestern University open their doors and deploy their scientists, clinicians, and other professionals to deliver authentic learning experiences.  Students gain an understanding of the whole field of oncofertiliy, from the lab bench to the patient bedside.  The first half of the program consists of basic science research workshops, and the second half consists of clinical application workshops that are related to the field of oncofertility.


Friday, July 20th, 2018. 


Like all Women's Health Science Program (WHSP) academies, Oncofertility Science Academy applicants must be Chicago Public School or charter school students in grades 9-12. Applicants should be passing all their current high school classes and possess a passion for science and/or medicine. 

All interested students must submit the following online forms: a student application (with personal statement) and parent/guardian support from.