Schaufeld Program for Prostate Cancer in Black Men

The program encompasses three synergistic purposes:

  • To advance scientific understanding of aggressive prostate cancer in Black men, generating knowledge that can be extrapolated to this disease in all men, and making this scientific data fully available to both the medical community and the public.

  •  To educate future and current scientists and healthcare professionals about the biological, environmental, socioeconomic, and other variables relevant to prostate cancer in Black men.

  • To create a community-based and community-serving program that measurably reduces the burden of prostate cancer in the Black communities of Baltimore and Washington DC, and to develop this program into a financially secure, self-sustaining, effective contributor to Black men’s health and well-being. 

Schaufeld at the Shop | Conversation on Prostate Cancer

On January 30, 2023, our prostate cancer experts held a community conversation on prostate cancer at the Reflection Eternal Barbershop in Baltimore, MD.


Educational Sessions

Register for educational sessions hosted by the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Program Activities

  • Scientific Investigation

    Conduct studies in germline genomics, somatic genomics, epigenomics, and microbiota/immune system/tumor interactions.

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  • Education

    Organize summer programs, research practicums, year-long experiences and scientific conferences for pre-professionals trainees, and faculty.

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  • Community Partnership

    Engage Baltimore and Washington DC community members through surveys, focus groups, health workers, educators and navigators.

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Meet the Program Leaders


  • Mohamad Ezzeddine Allaf, M.D.

    • Urologist-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Jakurski Family Director
    • Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
    • Director, Department of Urology
    • Professor of Urology
    • Professor of Oncology
  • Tamara Levin Lotan, M.D.

    • Acting Director of Urologic Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Professor of Pathology
    • Joint Appointment in Urology
    • Professor of Oncology

Program Advisors

  • Otis Webb Brawley, M.D.

    • Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Professor of Oncology
  • Dina George Lansey, M.S.N.

    • Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Research, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Associate Deputy Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Jelani Chinelo Zarif, Ph.D., M.S.

    • The Robert E. Meyerhoff endowed Professor
    • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Post-Baccalaureate Schaufeld Scholars Program

2023-2024 Schaufeld Program Scholars

Oluwademilade "Lade" Dairo

Born in Nigeria

Candidate for Master of Science in Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University

Working in Dr. Tamara Lotan’s Laboratory

Oluwademilade Dairo

Kennedy Monique Rains

Born in Fort Washington, Maryland

Undergraduate Degree: Biology and chemistry at Norfolk State University, Virginia

Working in Dr. Janielle Maynard's Laboratory

Kennedy Monique Rains

Brenna Hairston

Born in Seattle, Washington

Undergraduate Degree: Biology at Howard University, Washington, D.C.,

Working in Dr. Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian's lab

Brenna Hairston

Shango Rich

Born in Baltimore

Undergraduate Degree: Major in Biology and minor in chemistry from Norfolk State University, Virginia

Working in Dr. Karen Sfanos's Laboratory

Xavier Welch

Born in Baltimore

Undergraduate Degree: Biology from Morgan State University, Baltimore

Working in Dr. Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian's Laboratory

Past Schaufeld Program Scholars

  • Clarence "Clare" Rachel Recto Villanueva (2021-2022)
  • Pedro A. Balbuena-Almodovar (2021-2022)

Fredrick was Founder and CEO of National Electronics Warranty Corporation and is co-Founder and Managing Director of SWaN & Legend Venture Partners (SWaN). He is on the boards of multiple companies, including Sugar 23, CustomInk, José Andrés ThinkFood Group, Mindshow, Telos and Georgiammune. He is a part-Owner of the Washington Captials, Mystics, Nationals and Wizards. Karen is CEO of the Hill Top House Hotel, Harpers Ferry, WV, and the co-Founder and CEO of Altor Locks. She is Founder and President of 100WomenStrong and co-Founder of All Ages Read Together. She founded Powered By Facts and VAOurWay.

Along with the Schaufeld Program for Prostate Cancer in Black Men of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Schaufeld Family Foundation supports the Schaufeld Family Heart Center of the Inova Loudoun Hospital; the Fredrick D. and Karen G. Schaufeld Lower School of Loudoun Country Day School; the Fredrick D. Schaufeld Scholarship program, Westbury, NY; Lehigh University’s Karen Shihadeh Schaufeld and Fredrick D. Schaufeld Endowed Scholarship Fund; the Joachim Schaufeld Center for Jewish Life; and the Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center, Winchester, VA.

To read more about the Schaufeld's gift, please visit

Support the Schaufeld Program


To make a gift or pledge online, please complete our secure online giving form.

Over the Phone

To speak to someone directly about making a gift, please call 410-955-8434.


Johns Hopkins at Keswick
Attn: RevMgmt - The Brady
Urological Institute
Office of Advancement Services
3910 Keswick Road, Suite N2100
Baltimore, MD 21211
Please make your check payable to Johns Hopkins and note the Schaufeld Program on the memo line of your check.

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