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NIH Recognizes 2014 FARE Winners

November 2013 - Linkage Newsletter

The NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) recognizes scientific research by intramural postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral fellows conducting their doctoral dissertation research at NIH. Winners receive a $1,000 travel stipend to attend and present their work at a scientific meeting. This year’s awardees include 11 DCEG scientists. The names of the winners, along with the titles of their abstracts, are listed below.

Maria Constanza Camargo, Ph.D., Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB): “Case-case comparison of smoking and alcohol risk associations with Epstein-Barr virus-positive gastric cancer”

Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D., Laboratory of Translational Genomics: “Functional characterization of melanoma-associated common variants in PARP1

Curt DellaValle, Ph.D., M.P.H., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB): “Risk of colorectal cancer associated with dietary nitrate and nitrite intake may be reduced by vitamin C: A prospective investigation in the Shanghai Women’s Health Study”

Fangyi Gu, Sc.D., Genetic Epidemiology Branch: “Time to first cigarette (TTFC) after morning wake-up and lung cancer risk”

Kristin Guertin, Ph.D., Nutritional Epidemiology Branch (NEB): “The human metabolome: Mechanistic insights into diet-cancer associations”

Christopher Kim, Ph.D. (OEEB): “Home kitchen ventilation, cooking fuels and oils, and lung cancer risk in a prospective cohort of non-smoking Chinese women”

Stella Koutros, Ph.D. (OEEB): “Differential urinary specific gravity as a molecular phenotype of the bladder cancer genetic association in the urea transporter gene, SLC14A1

Patricia Luhn, Ph.D., M.P.H., Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch: “Pre-diagnostic circulating adipokine levels and endometrial cancer risk in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial”

Alison Mondul, Ph.D. (NEB): “Genetic variation in the vitamin D pathway in relation to risk of prostate cancer: Results from the Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)”

Martha M. Sklavos, Ph.D. (IIB, contractor): “Undetectable levels of anti-Müllerian hormone in women with Fanconi anemia”

Minsun Song, Ph.D., Biostatistics Branch: “Detection for non-additive effects of SNPs at extremes of disease-risks”

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