John Milner Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum

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Dates and Locations

The John Milner Practicum for 2023 will not be held due to unexpected circumstances.


  • Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
John Milner, Ph.D.

Dr. John A. Milner (1947-2013) was an internationally respected scientist known for his work in human nutrition and cancer prevention. He served as Chief of the Nutritional Science Research Group in the Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) from 2000 to 2012 after a successful academic career serving as faculty and department head at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Pennsylvania State University, respectively. During his tenure at NCI and through his energetic leadership and participation with other federal, professional and private organizations, he promoted research on the effects of consumption of dietary components on human health maintenance and the prevention of diseases such as cancer.

Dr. Milner’s enthusiasm for training had a major impact on the field of nutrition and cancer prevention. In 2004, he initiated the annual NCI training program which has since been named in his honor, the John Milner Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum and is intended for graduate students, registered dietitian nutritionists, academicians, physicians and other health care professionals in the early stages of their career.

Point of Contact

Elaine B. Trujillo, M.S., R.D.N.
Scientific Program Analyst/Nutritionist
Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm 5E568
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone 240-276-7116