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 in March 2018. Please visit the Lurie Cancer Center's website for complete details and to fill out an application form. Please note: Apply in March for conferences that will be held in April, May, June, and July. For conferences that will be held in August, September, October, and November, please apply in July. Apply in November for conferences that will be held in December, January, February, and March.

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

November 2017 Award Winners

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

Chen Yuan Kam received the award for his abstract, titled Desmosomal Regulation of Gap Junctions via Ras: Implications for Cardiocutaneous Disease. He is a member of the laboratory of Kathleen Green, PhD, Joseph L. Mayberry, Sr., Professor of Pathology and Toxicology, and Professor of  Dermatology. Kam presented his research in December at the ASCB | EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lu Wang, PhD, received the award for his abstract, titled Principles of Epigenetics and Chromatin in Development and Human Disease. Wang is a member of the laboratory of Ali Shilatifard, PhD, Robert Francis Furchgott Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, and Professor of Pediatrics. Wang will present his research in February at the Keystone Symposium - Cancer Epigenetics: New Mechanisms, New Therapies in Breckenridge, Colorado.