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The Oncofertility Science Academy at UC San Diego is a hands-on educational program that inspires 10th to 12th grade girls to become the next generation of scientists and physicians. The curriculum is focused on oncofertility – an exciting new field in medicine that addresses the fertility needs and quality of life issues for young women with cancer. Sessions are held on a series of Saturdays during the summer and include topics such as, ovarian physiology, assisted reproductive techniques (including in vitro fertilization), cancer biology, radiation and chemotherapies and reproductive ethics. Students are taught by expert UCSD faculty from the Department of Reproductive Medicine as well as related departments at various locations including Moores Cancer Center, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and Reproductive Partners IVF clinic.

Course Number: BIMM-90000
Credit: 5.00 unit(s)