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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.

Davis Lynn Recognized by Rising Star in Biomedical Research

Brittny Davis Lynn at her desk

Brittny Davis Lynn was selected as a 2018 Rising Star in Biomedical Research and has been invited to speak at a related training workshop for female and under-represented minorities in biomedical research. Read more about Brittny Davis Lynn's recognition as a Rising Star.

DCEG Summer Interns 2018

DCEG's Summer Intern Program celebrated its 20th anniversary with the high-caliber work of this year’s interns on display at a poster session. Read more about this year's Summer Intern Program.

DCEG and DCCPS Volunteers for High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program

This summer, DCEG and DCCPS volunteers taught students in the NIH High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (Hi-STEP) about vaccines and coached them through making public health videos on vaccines of their choice. Read more about this year's Hi-STEP program.

Conversation with Former DCEG Fellow, Mia Gaudet, Ph.D.

As a DCEG fellow, Dr. Gaudet primarily analyzed genetic variation in individual genes and risk of breast and endometrial cancer. She also examined breast cancer risk factors by molecular subtypes. Read the Q & A with Dr. Gaudet.

DCEG welcomes Ashley Thompson from NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program (NIH UGSP) recipient Ashley Thompson joined the Clinical Genetics Branch as a predoctoral fellow in August 2018. Her work focuses on characterizing the landscape of genetic variants in telomere biology genes and incorporating functional studies to improve understanding of the underlying biology associated with patient phenotypes. Read more about Ashley Thompson and the NIH UGSP.

DCEG Joins the Clinical Investigator Development Program

Starting in 2019, the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) will offer training to clinically-focused investigators through the NCI Clinical Investigator Development Program (CIDP). Trainees will have the opportunity to conduct research in cancer genetics and epidmeiology alongside investigators in DCEG. Learn more about the CIDP program.

CGB Fellows Successfully Defend Dissertations

CGB Fellows Successfully Defend Dissertations

In May 2018, Rotana Alsaggaf, Kelvin C. de Andrade, and Jennifer Young, all from the Clinical Genetics Branch, successfully defended their dissertations and were awarded their doctoral degrees. Read more about the CGB fellows’ research topics.


Conversation with Former DCEG Fellow, Todd Gibson, Ph.D.

Dr. Gibson was a predoctoral fellow in Nutritional Epidemiology, now Metabolic Epidemiology or MEB, and a Cancer Prevetion Fellow in Radiation Epidemiology, REB. In MEB, he studied associations between folate or one-carbon metabolism and risk of colorectal and renal cancers. In REB, he worked on a variety of projects, including molecular epidemiology of lymphoma, cancer risk in the context of immunodeficiency, and risk of subsequent cancers in cancer survivors. Read the Q & A with Dr. Gibson.

Defining Cancer Risk at the 2018 Fellows’ Training Symposium

The tenth annual DCEG Fellows’ Symposium was held in March 2018 on the NIH main campus. The theme for this year’s symposium was “Defining Cancer Risk: Does G (Genetics) × E (Environment) = Me”. Read more about the 2018 Annual Fellows' Training Symposium.

DCEG Fellows Present at the 2018 NIH Postbac Poster Day

Eight postbaccalaureate fellows in DCEG presented at the May 2018 NIH Postbac Poster Day, sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. See a list of DCEG postbacs and their poster topics.

Banday Awarded Welch Fellowship

Rouf Banday receives the Welch Fellowship

In March 2018, Rouf Banday, Ph.D., research fellow in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG), was awarded the Robert A. Welch Fellowship. The fellowship includes funds to be used for travel to attend a scientific conference as well as for research resources. Read more about Dr. Banday's award.

Megan Clarke Receives 2018 Coleman Research Innovation Award

Megan Clarke

DCEG post-doctoral fellow Megan Clarke, Ph.D., M.H.S., was selected for the 2018 William G. Coleman Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award for her proposal, “Evaluating the Associations of Symptom Appraisal and Barriers to Care with Endometrial Cancer Presentation and Outcomes in a Diverse Population.” Learn more about Dr. Clarke's award.

Two DCEG Postdocs Recognized

Two postdoctoral fellows were recognized with prestigious designations by NCI. Talia Wegman-Ostrosky, M.D., PhD., was accepted into the Diversity Career Development Program (DCDP), and Manila Hada, Ph.D., was awarded the Sallie Rosen Kaplan (SRK) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women Scientists for 2018. Read more about these designations.

Communications and Office of Education Staff Lead Workshops

Victoria Fisher, Diane Wigfield, and Cora Hersh at the poster workshop

In February 2018, the DCEG communications team and Office of Education (OE) collaborated to deliver trainings to fellows on communicating with the media, designing and giving effective scientific posters, and giving scientific presentations. Learn more about the workshops.

Conversation with a Former Fellow: Elizabeth Yanik, Ph.D.

Dr. Yanik was a postdoctoral fellow in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch. Her research focused on using cancer registry linkages and other large databases to study cancer in solid organ transplant recipients and HIV-infected individuals. Read the Q&A with Dr. Yanik.