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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)

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 (

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Training opportunities are offered in clinical oncology research for medical students, residents and early career faculty. Learn more

The American Cancer Society

Training opportunities are offered for oncologists, primary care physicians, social workers (Master’s and Doctoral trainees), and nurses (Master’s and Doctoral trainees). Learn more

The National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) CURE program offers training and career development opportunities designed to increase diversity in the cancer and cancer health disparities research workforce. The CURE program identifies provides competitive funding opportunities for promising trainees at all levels (high school through early career).  Learn more