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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

NextGEN Cancer Research Training Program

The goal of the NextGen Program is to build a professional workforce of cancer researchers to advance discovery for the next generation of science.  NextGEN provides a rich training experience where trainees pursue cutting-edge cancer research in an interdisciplinary environment.  Interested individuals may identify a mentor in advance or apply online to identify mentors who have open training positions.

NextGEN employs best practices in training including:

  • Written training plans to assure that trainees have clear and measurable objectives and outcomes
  • A mentoring review committee to provide feedback on professional development, troubleshoot barriers, and help to enhance the trainee’s access to a wider professional network
  • Tracking career development after completion of the training program to promote long term career success.

To learn more about program’s benefits and applicant qualifications, please see the NextGEN application form: