In addition to performing cutting-edge research, our faculty are training today’s students to be some of tomorrow’s top cancer researchers and medical professionals.
Our center offers numerous opportunities to help students go into research and medical fields. We do this through our student award programs, which are discussed below. Also below are links to other institutions’ opportunities for students.
Educational efforts include
This video of undergraduate cancer researcher and survivor Andrew Satterlee, discussing his personal and scientific fight against cancer, demonstrates what a Johnson Cancer Research Center lab experience can do for students.
Here is a story about another student who has benefited from a cancer research lab experience.
This is a highly competitive program that offers a unique opportunity for students to participate in real laboratory research while still at the undergraduate level. Cancer research faculty and interested students together submit applications for the students to participate in the lab team’s ongoing research. The students who win become part of the research teams and receive $1,000 awards. Each faculty mentor also receives a $1,000 award per student to support project expenses. Learn more and apply here.
Near the end of each spring semester, we have an Awards Banquet to recognize our Cancer Research Award winners. See photos of past banquets here.
Cancer Research Award winners are further encouraged by Advisory Council member and K-State alumnus Bob Kinders, PhD, National Cancer Institute, to apply for the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Frederick, Maryland. To learn more, e-mail Dr. Kinders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is open to undergraduate students who plan to participate in health-related curriculum. Students who maintain high grade point averages and participate in this curriculum are eligible to receive these scholarships each year. Over 100 students receive nearly $100,000 in scholarships annually. Contact: Dr. Larry Williams, Assoc. Dir. for Instructional Activities, Division of Biology, Biology Undergraduate Studies Office, 785-532-5718, email@example.com
These awards are presented to one or more faculty members to support graduate student research on heart development, function, or disease. This award is given periodically based on an endowment established for this specific purpose. Learn more and apply here.
This program helps graduate students attend professional meetings and seminars to present research and meet experts in their fields. Learn more and apply here.
These stipends fund three-month salaries for ten graduate students studying under the direction of our affiliated scientists. Learn more and apply here.
Our undergraduate Cancer Research Award winners are encouraged by Johnson Cancer Research Center Advisory Council member and K-State alumnus Bob Kinders, PhD, National Cancer Institute, to apply for the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Frederick, Maryland. You may e-mail Dr. Kinders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston has a Summer Undergraduate Research Program that offers a hands-on laboratory experience for undergraduate students who wish to obtain a PhD degree and pursue a career in basic scientific research and/or science education at the college or university level.
The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has a Summer Research Internship Program that allows talented students who are interested in a career in academic research to spend approximately twelve weeks conducting hypothesis-driven childhood cancer research.
Our undergraduate Cancer Research Award winners, faculty mentors and donors are recognized during this ceremonious annual awards banquet. Follow the link to see past photos.
We offer competitive awards to encourage top students to consider going into cancer research and medicine and to enhance their educational experiences and help them excel as researchers. Here are our most recent awardees.
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