The Larry & Diana Lulofs Memorial Kidney Cancer Research Internship

The Larry and Diana Lulofs Memorial Kidney Cancer Research Internship is a paid research internship in memory of Larry Lulofs, who died of kidney cancer in 2011. Larry was a Stanford alumnus (class of 1971), as well as a successful attorney, and lifelong intellectual and community servant. In his honor, the Larry Lulofs Memorial Kidney Cancer Research Internship was created to provide an opportunity for a Stanford undergraduate interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research or medicine to receive 6 months of paid research and medical shadowing, in order to improve treatments for kidney cancer, and facilitate the intern achieving his or her career goals.

Larry’s wife, Diana, was one of the major benefactors for the internship program, and was instrumental to the program’s creation. Unfortunately, Diana lost her own battle with lung cancer in February 2017. Following her death, the name of the internship was changed to the Larry and Diana Lulofs Memorial Kidney Cancer Research Internship, in honor of these two remarkable individuals.This internship is intended to inspire future physicians and scientists to pursue an interest in kidney cancer that will lead to improved treatments, while also providing invaluable experience interacting with physicians and patients, working in a hospital environment, and conducting novel translational research experiments in a laboratory.

Internship News

The Stanford Kidney Cancer Research Program is proud to announce that Stanford undergraduate Jasmin Kamruddin (Class of 2019) has completed the clinical component of the Larry and Diana Lulofs Memorial Kidney Cancer Research Internship, and is now embarking on the translational research rotation of her internship.

Guiding her on her first foray into cancer research will be KCRP members Alice Fan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology), and Donna Peehl, PhD, Professor Emerita of Urology. Ms. Kamruddin will be working in both the Fan and Peehl Labs on translational research projects devoted to improving treatments for kidney cancer. Continuing to mentor her during her remaining time in the program will be Urology Research Coordinator and Internship Program Director Thomas Metzner, as well as internship faculty sponsor and mentor John Leppert, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Urology.

Mentors

Alice Fan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology)

Thomas Metzner
Internship Program Director

John Leppert, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Urology

Donna Peehl, PhD
Professor Emerita of Urology

How to Give

Contact

Thomas Metzner
Internship Program Director
(650) 723-0766
tmetzner@stanford.edu