DHO researchers examining cell cultures.

Make A Gift

The generosity of our philanthropic partners strengthens our clinical, research and educational endeavors. As we strive to develop world class research and clinical programs, your gifts are essential to our success and allow us to explore novel research ideas, develop new methods for diagnosis and treatment and enhance facilities as well as education.

Gifts to programs within the UW Department of Human Oncology can be made through our philanthropic entity, UW Foundation.

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General Fund

Unrestricted contributions in any amount may be made for general operating support to maintain the current activities of the department, including research, teaching, public service roles and program activities that advance and expand the overall mission of the department.

Fellowship Fund

This fund was established to support outstanding physicians and scientists as they seek specialized and/or advanced training in Radiation Oncology and Cancer Biology.

Head and Neck Cancer Fund

This fund was established to advance Head and Neck Cancer research within the Department of Human Oncology.

Clinic Patient Assistance Fund

This fund was established by the Department of Human Oncology Chair to provide financial assistance to the patients of the Radiation Oncology clinic.

Bhudatt Paliwal presenting at The Bhudatt Paliwal Professorship in Human Oncology was established to honor Dr. Bhudatt Paliwal who has served as a leader for Radiation Oncology Physics at the University of Wisconsin for 40 years and has mentored hundreds of medical physicists, residents and students from around the world. The Professorship provides funding to an outstanding clinical physicist to support radiation oncology physics-related research in the areas of radiation oncology, radiobiology and radiation physics.




Scholarship Funds

John Carey Head and Neck Cancer Scholarship

John Carey at the Heads Up! golf outing.

This scholarship fund was established in honor of John Carey, who was diagnosed with hypopharynx cancer in 2006 at the age of 77. John underwent a series of surgery and radiation treatments and functioned exceptionally well until the cancer eventually took his life in 2012. On behalf of his family, the funds are used to provide funding to students and fellows engaged in head and neck cancer research at the University of Wisconsin.




Karl Harter Head and Neck Cancer Scholarship

Karl Harter at the 2017 Heads Up! golf eventKarl Harter was diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in 1998 at the age of 47 with a complex tumor behind his right eye. He underwent craniofacial surgery followed by radiation and did beautifully for over 10 years. Tumor recurrence was noted in 2009 and he has since undergone several additional rounds of surgery and radiation. The funds are used to provide pilot research funds and support to students and fellows engaged in head and neck cancer research at the University of Wisconsin.



Make a Gift by Mail

To mail a gift to the UW Foundation, print out the gift form, complete and mail it with your check made payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation at the address below:

University of Wisconsin Foundation
U.S. Bank Lockbox
P.O. Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Contact a UW Foundation Representative

The Department of Human Oncology currently accepts donations via check or credit card. Please indicate which specialty or fund should receive your donation.