Pictured here is medical student Adeleke Oni who spent the summer between his first and second years of medical school at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.
Adeleke was chosen as one of only 20 students accepted as a fellow to the Summer Oncology Research Program at Roswell Park where he fulfilled an integral role on the clinical research team. He performed clinical and surgical procedures, learning techniques that meet the level of skills only residents have the privilege of mastering. During his 8-week commitment, he gained priceless experience scrubbing into cardiothoracic oncology surgeries, handling the latest medical technology in robotics, and contributing his efforts to basic science research related to the field.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute is one of the nation's largest and oldest comprehensive cancer centers. All Institute programs revolve around the cancer problem. The Institute is situated on a 25 acre site located in downtown Buffalo, New York. The Institute employs over 3,000 staff covering all facets of science and medicine. Emphasis is placed on multidisciplinary and translational research. The strength of the Institute's research program is attested to by the fact that in excess of $25 million in grants and contracts are awarded to the Institute each year.