Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine Travel Fellowship

The Center for Genetic Medicine (CGM) Travel Fellowship awards provide funding to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to present the results of their genetics-related cancer research at national or international scientific meetings.

The CGM award is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University Travel Grants Program, which also includes the following:

Katten Muchin Rosenman Travel Scholarship Program

The Katten Muchin Rosenman Travel Scholarship Program is for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to present the results of their basic cancer research.

Cancer Prevention and Control Travel Scholarship Program

The Cancer Prevention Travel Scholarship Program is for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to present the results of their laboratory, clinical, population or behavioral research with implications for cancer prevention.

Cancer Immunotherapy Travel Scholarship Program

The new Cancer Immunotherapy Travel Scholarship Program is for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to present the results of their laboratory work with cancer immunotherapy.

About the Travel Programs

Each of the three travel programs provide $750 to recipients to help defray the cost of travel and registration fees to a scientific meeting where the awardees will present their research. Recipients from each of the programs are required to present their work at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's Annual Scientific Poster Session at the end of the academic year. The programs have the same deadlines, application and selection process. Reviewed by Faculty Committees, the awards are competitive with three application cycles each academic year.

The next application deadline is July 7, 2017. Please visit the Lurie Cancer Center's website for complete details and to download an application form. Please note: Apply in July for conferences that will be held in August, September, October, and November. For conferences that will be held in December, January, February, and March, please apply in November. Apply in March for conferences that will be held in April, May, June, and July.

If you have any questions regarding the application or requirements for the CGM Travel Fellowship Awards, please contact Michelle Mohney at 312-503-5602.

March 2017 Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating the March 2017 CGM Travel Fellowship award winners!

Lauren Priniski received the award for her abstract, titled Investigating the role of a guanine quadruplex and associated sRNA in the initiation of piling antigenic variation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Priniski is a graduate student in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences. She is a member of the laboratory of H. Steven Seifert, PhD, John Edward Porter Professor of Biomedical Research, Department of Microbiology-Immunology, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs, The Graduate School of Northwestern University. Priniski will present her research in June at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rosa Ventrella received the award for her abstract, titled EphA2 transmembrane domain governs receptor membrane distribution and differentiation-associated signaling in keratinocytes. Ventrella is a graduate student in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences. She is completing her doctoral thesis project in the Department of Dermatology with advisors Spiro Getsios, PhD, Director of Skin Biology, Discovery and Preclinical Development,GlaxoSmithKline; and Robert Lavker, PhD, Jack W. Graffin, M.D. Research Professor of Dermatology. Ventrella will present her research in April at the Society of Investigative Dermatology in Portland, Oregon.