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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.


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. Meet our current Schaufeld Program ScholarsNow recruiting Post-Baccalaureate Schaufeld Program Scholars

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


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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.

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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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