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The Ellison Institute is passionate about education. From empowering patients with the knowledge and resources that help extend their healthy years, to inspiring the next generation of scientists and clinicians to enter their health and science fields, education is central to our vision.


The Ellison Institute has developed a unique program to foster scientific achievement for rising high school seniors interested in clinical or research oncology.
We believe that passion, coupled to outstanding aptitude, are the hallmarks for success. This program fosters scientific education by incorporating hands-on experimentation in a collaborative environment. We welcome applications from all high schools for this free course. The application consists of an essay and a copy of the student’s transcript. The essay should be used as a forum to convey the student’s passion for science/medicine.



The Ellison Institute hosts several events throughout the year to encourage learning for our staff, students, and visitors. If you are interested in attending an educational event, please visit our public calendar.

Science Club

The Ellison Institute hosted 4th year Chemistry and Biochemistry PhD student Nicole Peiris. Nicole attends the University of California, San Diego, and is a member of the Dr. Dan Donoghue Laboratory.

Guest speakers

The Ellison Institute hosted Dr. Diego Vicente, MD, a surgical oncologist at the San Diego Naval Medical Center for a day-long discussion series about biomarkers, perioperative inflammation, drug discovery & development, and more with our Institute faculty members and affiliate members

Yvonne Eaglehouse, PhD, MPH 

Yvonne Eaglehouse gave a talk to Ellison Institute staff about health economics related to cancer care in the United States Military Health System


Schedule a tour of the Ellison Institute's state-of-the-art research facility on Los Angeles's west side below.
The Ellison Institute invites you to take a tour of our building to learn more about science and cancer research. During a tour of our building, you will be guided through our History of Medicine gallery, visit our research labs, interact with our scientists, and more! Tours are given by USC students who are passionate about health, research, and medicine. We are happy to host school classes, community groups, businesses, and community leaders for our tours.
Visit the link below to send your contact information to our staff to schedule a tour.