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Gwendolyn E. Mingo Fellowship

The Mingo Fellowship is an endowment that was bequeathed with the objective of encouraging medical students to undertake careers in cancer research. First and Second Year Medical students are eligible to apply for a 6 – 8 week summer cancer research program. Students are selected based on research interest and academic performance. All Fellows will be mentored during the summer months by clinical and basic faculty through the development, execution of research proposals and final reports. Mingo Fellows receive summer stipends in the amount of $2000. To apply, please contact Ms. Alice Mahan, (amahan@huhosp,org).

Howard-Hopkins Graduate and Medical School Scholars
Summer Program Fellows

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The Howard-Hopkins Graduate and Medical School Scholars Summer Program (HHSSP) will offer graduate and medical school students the opportunity to participate in a summer cancer research program housed at Johns Hopkins. At the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, the scholars will:

  • Take part in research projects, gaining hands-on lab experience and contributing to the advancement of science:
  • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors (Howard and Hopkins), including some of the nation’s top academic scientists;
  • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking activities;

All student expenses will be paid, including travel to and from the University, and students will be given a stipend of $5,000 for the summer for an 8 week period.

Eligibility Criteria

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for admission to the Scholars Program:

  • Enrolled in good academic standing in graduate or medical school.
  • Have an interest in pursing a science career.

To be considered for admission to the program, students must complete and submit the application and submit the following documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation from science or math faculty
  • A statement of interest outlining their short and long-term career goals and how participation in the program will benefit the student.

Jack E. White Award

The Dr. Jack E. White Award is awarded to a graduating medical student with a demonstrated interest in Oncology. Dr. White was the pioneering force in the creation of the Howard University Cancer Center, which is often referred to as “The House that Jack built.” A surgical oncologist and visionary in the field of cancer research for African-Americans, Dr. White’s legacy is meant to endure in the promising young physicians who receive the prize.

The $2,500 award is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Wayne B. Tuckson (HU 1975, HUCM 1980).

To be considered, students must have clinical, research or community outreach experience in Oncology. Students need not be entering an Oncology residency program. Interested students should forward their curriculum vitae and relevant papers to Alice Mahan (