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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

Scientific Investigation

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



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

Community Partnership

Community Partnership

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


Meet the Program Leaders



Program Advisors

Post-Baccalaureate Schaufeld Scholars Program

  • The Schaufeld Program is recruiting post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing 1-2 years of full time, laboratory- or public health-based research on prostate cancer. This position is optimal for students seeking a post-undergraduate research experience before pursuing a higher degree in medical school or graduate school. Students will choose a mentor from among the many faculty at Johns Hopkins studying prostate cancer and join their research team. In addition to pursuing research projects, students may also be involved in the community-based initiatives of the program and will have access to the many enrichment activities ongoing in the Johns Hopkins Doctoral Diversity Program (DDP), which has an outstanding track record or preparing students for medical school or graduate school in the biomedical sciences.

  • The ideal candidate is a current senior or recent college graduate with a record of successful completion of introductory biology and/or other science courses in college, and has a commitment to and record of inclusionary conduct in work, educational and social contexts; work in health disparities; and/or having a sincere desire to serve populations affected by societal inequities, including underrepresented groups. Members of underrepresented or educationally-disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

  • If interested in applying, please email a cover letter and resume to Stephen Johnson ([email protected]). Alternatively, students may apply through the DDP program website and confirm submission of this application by emailing ([email protected]).

    Tamara L. Lotan, MD
    Professor and Deputy Director for Research
    Department of Pathology
    Johns Hopkins University
    1550 Orleans Street
    Baltimore, MD 21231
    410-614-9196 (office)
    410-614-0671 (fax)

2022-2023 Schaufeld Program Scholars

Oluwademilade Dairo

Oluwademilade "Lade" Dairo

Born in Nigeria

Candidate for Master of Science in Biotechnology,
Johns Hopkins University

Working in Dr. Tamara Lotan’s Laboratory

Kennedy Monique Rains

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

Brenna Hairston

Brenna Hairston

Born in Seattle, Washington

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

Working in Dr. Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian's lab


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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