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Fellows in the News

DCEG fellows often receive awards and recognition for innovative and high-quality research. In addition, they have opportunities to present their research at scientific conferences and participate in other events. Read about current DCEG fellows below.

Eighth Annual Fellows' Training Symposium

Fellows Synmposium participants posed on stairs

In March, more than 60 DCEG fellows participated in the eighth annual Fellows' Training Symposium, titled “The Science of Team Science.” Read more about the 2016 Fellows' Training Symposium.

DCEG Postdocs Receive 2016 Sallie Rosen Kaplan Fellowships

Jessica Petrick, Ph.D., Baiyu Yang, Ph.D., and Cindy Zhou, Ph.D., all from the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, were awarded Sallie Rosen Kaplan (SRK) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women Scientists for 2016. Learn more about the 2016 SRK Fellowships.

DCEG Fellows Present at the 2016 NIH Postbac Poster Day

In April 2016, three DCEG postbaccalaureate fellows presented posters at the 2016 NIH Postbac Poster Day, sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. Posters were judged by teams of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and staff scientists/staff clinicians. Find a list of postbacs and their poster topics.

DCEG Fellows Present Posters, Receive Awards at 2015 NIH Research Festival

During the 2015 NIH Research Festival in September, several posters were presented by DCEG fellows, some of whom received Fellows Awards for Research Excellence (FAREs) for their poster abstracts. Learn more about DCEG posters and awards at the NIH Research Festival.

DCEG Summer Interns Participate in 2015 Recognition and Poster Event

2015 summer interns with banner "I am a DCEG Scientist"

During the summer of 2015, DCEG welcomed 34 students through the Summer Interns program. These students, whose academic levels ranged from high school through post-graduate and medical school, were selected out of a pool of 325 applicants.The culmination of the summer experience was the Division’s 17th annual Summer Interns Recognition and Poster Event, which celebrated the interns’ accomplishments and gave them an opportunity to discuss their research projects with DCEG scientists during the poster session. Read more about the 2015 Summer Interns Recognition and Poster Event.

Orestis Panagiotou Receives Kuan-Teh Jeang Scholar Award

Orestis Panagiotou

In September 2015, Orestis Panagiotou, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the Kuan-Teh Jeang Scholar Award from the NIH Virology Interest Group for his outstanding abstract “Effect of bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination on pregnancy outcomes: Long-term observational follow-up in the Costa Rica HPV Vaccine Trial.” Dr. Panagiotou was honored at the NIH Research Festival during the NIH Fellows Awards for Research Excellence ceremony. Read more about this award.

NIH Fogarty Newsletter Profiles Emily Vogtmann

DCEG fellow Emily Vogtmann, Ph.D., M.P.H., was featured in the Sep/Oct 2015 issue of the NIH Fogarty International Center Global Health Matters newsletter. The article, titled “Fogarty Scholar Dr. Emily Vogtmann studies cancer threats in China,” highlighted Dr. Vogtmann’s yearlong research effort for which she utilized large datasets on Chinese men and women to explore whether diverse exposures such as a troublesome gallbladder or a diet high in cabbage might influence the risk of various cancers. Read the article in Fogarty’s Global Health Matters newsletter.

DCEG Fellows Present at the 2015 NIH Postbac Poster Day

In April 2015, nine DCEG postbaccalaureate fellows presented posters at the 2015 NIH Postbac Poster Day, sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. Posters were judged by teams of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and staff scientists/staff clinicians. Find a list of DCEG postbac poster topics.

Seventh Annual Fellows' Training Symposium

More than 60 predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows attended the seventh annual DCEG Fellows' Training Symposium. This year's theme was "Translational Science: Ideas to Action." Read more about the annual symposium.

DCEG Fellows Lam and Loftfield Successfully Defend Dissertations

Dr. Clara Lam and Dr. Erikka Loftifeld successfully defended their doctoral dissertations in 2015. Read more about this accomplishment.

DCEG Postdocs Receive 2015 Sallie Rosen Kaplan Fellowships

Dr. Clara Bodelon, Dr. Maeve Mullooly, and Dr. Elizabeth Yanik were awarded Sallie Rosen Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women Scientists for 2015. Read more about this honor.

New 2015 Representatives to Fellows' Committees

Ms. Estelle Ntowe and Dr. Cindy Zhou will serve as co-chairs for the DCEG Fellows Committee (DFel) in 2015. Dr. Jessica Petrick will serve as DCEG's new representative to the NIH Fellows Committee (FelCom). Read more about DFel and FelCom.

NIH Recognizes 2015 FARE Winners

The NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) recognizes scientific research by intramural postdoctoral fellows and by predoctoral fellows conducting their doctoral dissertation research at NIH. Winners received a travel award to attend and present their work at a scientific meeting. Read more about the 2015 NIH FARE winners.

2015 DCEG Fellows Awards for Research Excellence

The DCEG Fellows Awards for Research Excellence (D-FARE) program provides funding for travel to scientific meetings or conferences to fellows who have made exceptional contributions to research projects. This year, seven D-FARE winners were chosen by members of an ad hoc DCEG committee. Winners received a travel award to present their research at a scientific meeting. Read more about the 2015 D-FARE winners.

Summer Interns Recognized at Poster Event

In the summer of 2014, DCEG welcomed 23 students through the Summer Interns program. These high school- through doctoral-level interns, selected from among 200 applicants, gained hands-on experience conducting epidemiologic or genetic research under the mentorship of a Division researcher. The program culminated in the annual DCEG Summer Interns Recognition and Poster Event, which celebrates the accomplishments of the interns during their stay, and features their scientific posters on a variety of research topics. Read more about the DCEG Summer Interns Recognition and Poster Event.

Sixth Annual DCEG Fellows' Training Symposium

In March, DCEG held the sixth annual Fellows’ Training Symposium, which was titled, “Next Generation Population Studies: Building Cohorts and Leveraging Technology.” More than 60 predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows participated in the event. Learn more about the DCEG Fellows' Training Symposium.

New 2014 Representatives for the DCEG Fellows Committee

Postdoctoral fellows Christopher Kim, Ph.D., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, and Anand Pathak, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Clinical Genetics Branch, have been selected to serve as co-chairs for the DCEG Fellows Committee (DFel) in 2014. Read more about the DCEG Fellows Committee.

DCEG Fellows Present at the 2014 NIH Postbac Poster Day

In May, six DCEG fellows presented posters at the 2014 NIH Postbac Poster Day, sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. Marta Dzyadyk, former fellow in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG), received an Outstanding Poster Award for a poster that scored among the top 20 percent of those presented. Posters were judged by teams of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and staff scientists/staff clinicians. Find a list of the DCEG postbac poster topics.