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NextGEN is an umbrella program that connects, tracks, and supports career development of the next generation of professionals across the full spectrum of cancer careers. 

The Howard University Cancer Center provides a rich environment where trainees can pursue cutting-edge cancer research, clinical training, community health promotion and professional development in an interdisciplinary environment  

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Degree Students

Howard University students who are enrolled and in good standing may contact their department faculty to explore conducting cancer research as part of a for-credit scholarly activity. 

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American Cancer Society Diversity in Cancer Research Grant

Through a generous donation from the American Cancer Society Diversity, a limited number of funded training opportunities are available  

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Cancer Research Education Program (C-REP)

C-REP promotes careers of students rising college juniors and seniors, master's students, and health professional  students (medical, pharmacy, nursing, and dental) through summer mentored  cancer research experiences.

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Career MAPs

Our Career Mentoring Alliances & Pathways (MAPs)  support collaborative, individualized mentoring for scholarly  and professional development.  Professional networks are strengthened through monthly seminars, special events, conferences.  Skill building includes professional writing, CV development, scientific and lab management, networking, work and wellness, and more.

Meet the NEXT Generation

Ending cancer, as we know it, in our lifetime

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