Comprehensive Cancer Control Mentorship Program

08 April 2019

Applications Now Open: Comprehensive Cancer Control Mentorship Program

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is pleased to announce that applications are now open for a new cohort of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Mentorship Program.

The 18-month Mentorship Program is designed to help mentees develop public health communication competencies and apply evidence through a mentored project experience, a series of online presentations and relationships with your mentor and peers.

With guidance from a mentor, mentees will plan, implement and evaluate a communication project that aligns with their state/tribe/territory comprehensive cancer control plan objective(s) related to cancer screening. Mentors are seasoned professionals with experience in health communication campaigns and/or evidence-based cancer screening interventions. Five mentees will be selected through a competitive application process.

Learn from experts and mentors like:

  • Angela Sy, DrPH, MPH, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Charlene Cariou, MHS, CHES, Idaho Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Erin Kobetz, PhD, MPH, University of Miami
  • Jennifer Redmond Knight, DrPH, University of Kentucky
  • Randy Schwartz, MSPH, Public Health Systems Consultants/National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • Susana Ramirez, PhD, MPH, University of California Merced
  • and more!


Applications are due to by 12:00 PM ET on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Questions? Contact or (202) 994-2062 for more information.

Who Should Apply?

Would you like intensive help with planning and implementing an evidence-based communications strategy for cancer screening? Would you like free training to build your capacity as a public health professional? We will be pairing seasoned experts with early- to mid-career cancer control professionals. This is a great opportunity for your program or coalition to rigorously move forward on planned cancer screening activities that have a communications component with expert guidance. Learn more about the program or download the application.

Additional Application Information

Mentee Supervisor Information Form

What’s Included in the Program?

  • Travel funding for participation in 2-day kick-off meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Required online coursework and readings
  • Monthly virtual meetings with mentorship cohort
  • Online Ask the Expert discussion forums led by additional experts in the field, tailored to cohort needs
  • $500 for mentee to plan, implement and evaluate an evidence-based communication campaign
  • Travel funding for optional site visit between mentor and mentee
  • Potential funding to support presentation or project results at a national public health conference

Additional Application Information

Mentee Supervisor Information Form

Competency Assessment: Tier 2 Public Health Professionals (to be completed and submitted with application)

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