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Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch Professional Service and Awards

Editorial Service

Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch (HREB) senior staff mentor junior staff, visiting fellows, and students, serve as journal reviewers, and are editors or members of editorial boards:

  • Dr. Brinton (Editorial Board of Breast Cancer Research, Journal of the National Cancer Institute; Senior Editor for Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention)
  • Dr. Cook (Editorial Board of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention)
  • Dr. Figueroa (Editorial Board of Frontiers in Public Health)
  • Dr. Gierach (Associate Editor, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment)
  • Dr. McGlynn (Editorial Board of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention; Associate Editor for Basic and Clinical Andrology)
  • Dr. Wentzensen (Senior Editor for Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention; Associate Editor of Frontiers in Women’s Cancer)

NIH Committee Service

Branch staff are active on NIH, NCI and DCEG committees:

  • Dr. Brinton chairs the DCEG Hormone Laboratory Advisory Committee, the Office of Education Advisory Group, and the Breast Cancer Working Group.  She is also a member of the DCEG AARP Study Management Team and the AARP Steering Committee and the DCEG Senior Advisory Group.
  • Drs. Brinton and Gierach are members of the NCI Breast Cancer Stamp Act Steering Committee.
  • Dr. Figueroa serves on the DCEG Cancer Genetic Markers of Susceptibility Data Access Review Committee and the PLCO Screening Trial, Etiology and Early Markers Studies (EEMS) review panel.
  • Dr. Gierach serves on the NCI Women’s Health Activities Committee. She is also a member of the NIH Intramural Program on Research on Women’s Health Steering Committee.
  • Dr. McGlynn chairs the DCEG Technology Transfer Committee and co-chairs  US Military Cancer Institute (USMCI) Epidemiology Steering Committee.  She is also a member of the DCEG Technical Evaluation of Protocols Committee and a NCI Women's Science Advisors representative.
  • Drs. McGlynn and Trabert serve on the DCEG Hormone Laboratory Advisory Committee.
  • Dr. Wentzensen co-chairs the Biomarker Technical Review Committee and serves as a member of the DCEG PLCO Ovarian Subcommittee and the NIH Earl Stadtman Epidemiology/Population Sciences Investigator Search Committee.

Consortial Group Memberships and National and International Committees and Advisory Groups

HREB senior scientists are active members of a variety of consortial groups and are involved with providing support to a number of national and international committees and advisory groups:

  • Dr. Brinton chairs the Steering Committee for Oxford University's Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Female Cancers.
  • Dr. Brinton is a member of NRG Oncology's Cancer Prevention and Control Subcommittee.
  • Drs. Brinton, Trabert, and Wentzensen are members of the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium.
  • Drs. Brinton, Yang, and Wentzensen are members of the Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer Consortium.
  • Dr. Cook is a member of the Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON).
  • Dr. Figueroa is a member of the Breast Cancer Association Consortium and serves on the AACR Molecular Epidemiology Working Group (MEG) Steering Committee.
  • Dr. Gierach is a member of the DENSNP and Marker Of DEnsity (MODE) Consortia on the genetics of mammographic density.
  • Dr. McGlynn is a founding member of the Testicular Cancer Consortium (TECAC).
  • Dr. Trabert is a member of the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium and Dr. Wentzensen is on its Steering Committee.
  • Dr. Wentzensen is a member of the Cochrane Gynaecological Cancer Review Group, section “Prevention of Cervical Cancer and the Practice Improvement in Cervical Screening and Management (PICSM) Committee.
  • Dr. Wentzensen served as a member of the International Scientific Committee of the International Papillomavirus Conference in 2011 and 2012 and the International Scientific Committee of the Eurogin Meetings during the period 2008-2015.
  • Dr. Wentzensen served as a faculty member of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Biennial Meeting 2012 and 2014.

Awards

Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch Awards:

Louise Brinton

2009 - American College of Epidemiology’s Abraham Lilienfeld Award
2008 - University of North Carolina H.A. Tyroler Distinguished Alumni Award
2008 - NIH Group Merit Award
2007 - Noted as one of NCI’s top 10 female scientists in NIH Women in Science by NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health
2007 - NIH Merit Award
2004 - DCEG Exemplary Service Award
2003 - NIH Group Merit Award
2002 - NIH Plain Language Award
2001 - NIH Quality of Life Award

Michael Cook

2014 - NIH Merit Award
2013 - DCEG Outstanding Mentor Award
2011 - Outstanding Research Paper by a Fellow Award
2009 - Selected to participate in the AACR Pathobiology of Cancer Workshop
2008 - DCEG Molecular Epidemiology Research Funding Award
2008 - NCI Director’s Intramural Innovation Career Development Award
2008 - DCEG Fellowship Achievement Award
2008 - DCEG Fellows Award for Research Excellence
2007 - American College of Epidemiology Best Poster Award

Jonine Figueroa

2013 - NCI Funding Award to Advance Research on Cancers in Women
2010 - NCI Director’s Intramural Innovation PI Award
2008 - DCEG Intramural Research Award 
2007 - NCI Merit Award in Cancer Prevention Research Training
2007 - NCI Director’s Intramural Innovation Career Development Award
2006 - DCEG Intramural Research Award
2006 - NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence

Gretchen Gierach

2012 - NIH Merit Award
2011 - NCI Office of Science Planning and Assessment and the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health Award
2008 - DCEG Molecular Epidemiology Research Funding Award
2008 - NCI Merit Award in Cancer Prevention Research Training

Katherine McGlynn

2010 - NCI Outstanding Mentor Award
2006 - NIH Merit Award
2006 - Office of Rare Diseases Award
2006 - NIH Division of Cancer Control and Prevention Sciences Award

Britton Trabert

2014 - DCEG Fellows Award for Research Excellence
2013 - Selected participant for AACR Integrative Molecular Epidemiology Workshop
2013 - NCI Director's Intramural Innovation Award Career Development Award 
2012 - NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence
2012 - NCI Director's Intramural Innovation Award Career Development Award 
2011 - NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence
2009 - Sallie Rosen Kaplan Cancer Research Training Fellowship

Nicolas Wentzensen

2014 - American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) Meritorious Scientific Award
2014 - NCI Research Highlights Award
2013 - NCI Funding Award to Advance Research on Cancers in Women
2012 - NCI Director's Intramural Innovation PI Award
2012 - NIH Merit Award
2012 - NCI Funding Award to Advance Research on Cancers in Women
2009 - DCEG Intramural Research Award 
2008 - DCEG Intramural Research Award