Dr. Webb Interns and Staff

Dr. Webb, interns, and ACS staff

Program Goals

The main goal of the DICR program is to increase diversity in the field of cancer research by providing training and networking opportunities to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups.

Program Overview

Interns competitively selected for the program are supported by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Undergraduate interns engaged in a 10-week intensive research program and optional clinical shadowing opportunities.

Program Details

This internship program provides research experience, networking, and near peer mentoring opportunities. It is one of many programs included in the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center's (UMGCCC) Cancer Research Career Enhancement and Related Activities. Interns attend programming along with Nathan Schnaper Internship Program interns (NSIP) and University of Maryland (UM) Scholars Summer Research program.

Components of our program include:

  • Laboratory Practices and Techniques (LPT) course to jump start research projects
  • Mentored research experience including a team science approach
  • Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • Cancer education sessions
  • Weekly meetings with mentors
  • Career Development and Seminars
  • Scientist-Survivor Program & Health Disparities Journal Club
  • End of summer presentation opportunity at the NSIP Symposium
  • Longitudinal activities:
    • Attendance and presentation opportunity at AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Conference
    • Mid-year DICR reunion
    • Continued professional development and mentorship

Application and Selection

We are now receiving applications for Summer 2024! Click below to learn more about the eligibility and how to apply. The due date for applications is March 1, 2024.

Contact Information

For more information about this opportunity, please contact the Director, Dr. Tonya Webb at TWebb@som.umaryland.edu or NSIP Program Coordinator, Dr. Heather Ezelle NSIP@som.umaryland.edu.