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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.

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.

2017 DCEG Summer Intern Program Bolstered by New Offerings

This year, DCEG hosted 35 summer interns, who conducted research projects and developed career skills through an expanded variety of workshops. Find out more about the 2017 summer internship program.

Wegman-Ostrosky Recognized at NIH-SACNAS Annual Science Symposium

In October 2017, postdoctoral fellow Talia Wegman-Ostrosky, M.D., Ph.D., of the Clinical Genetics Branch, was one of five NIH trainees selected to present their research at the Annual Science Symposium of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, NIH Chapter (NIH-SACNAS). Learn more about Dr. Wegman-Ostrosky's presentation.

Mary Playdon Receives Pathway to Independence Award

Mary Playdon, Ph.D., M.P.H., a postdoctoral fellow in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, was awarded a K99/00 Pathway to Independence Award. This is the first such award received by a fellow in DCEG. Read more about Dr. Playdon's accomplishment.

Tracy Layne Receives NIMHD Award for Research Innovation

In August 2017, Tracy Layne, Ph.D., M.P.H., a postdoctoral fellow in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, was one of three fellows selected to receive the inaugural William G. Coleman, Jr., Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Read more about Dr. Layne's accomplishment.

DCEG Fellows Present at the 2017 NIH Postbac Poster Day

In May, seven DCEG postbaccalaureate fellows presented posters at the 2017 NIH Postbac Poster Day, sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. Find a list of DCEG postbacs and their poster topics.

Big Data and Cancer Research: 2017 Fellows' Training Symposium

The ninth annual DCEG Fellows’ Training Symposium was held in March, on the NIH main campus. The symposium's theme was "Big Data and Cancer Research". Read more about the 2017 Fellows' Training Symposium.

Q&A with DCEG Fellows: Minority Health Research

Postdoctoral fellows Brittny Davis Lynn, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Tracy Layne, Ph.D., M.P.H., discuss their research on cancer health disparities and the experiences that led them to pursue this field. Read the full Q&A with Drs. Davis Lynn and Layne.

DCEG Postdocs Receive 2017 Sallie Rosen Kaplan Fellowships

Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D., Vanessa Gordon-Dseagu, Ph.D., Minkyo Song, M.D., Ph.D., and Diana Withrow, Ph.D., were awarded Sallie Rosen Kaplan (SRK) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women Scientists for 2017. Read more about the 2017 SRK fellowship recipients.

New 2017 Representatives to Fellows' Committees

As of February 2017, DCEG fellows Ana Best, Ph.D., Lydia Louis, M.P.H., Tracy Layne, Ph.D., Erikka Loftfield, Ph.D., Michelle Silver, Ph.D., and Kara Michels, Ph.D., are serving on committees designed to enhance fellows overall training, manuscript writing skills, and career development. Read more about the 2017 representatives to DCEG fellows' committees.

Lydia Louis Selected to Present at NIH Symposium

Lydia Louis, M.P.H., a predoctoral fellow in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB), has been selected as one of four presenters at the NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium on February 23rd, 2017. Read more about Ms. Louis and the symposium.

Two DCEG Fellows Complete Diversity Career Development Program

In November 2016, Shakira Nelson, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Fangyi Gu, M.Med., Sc.D., graduated from the Diversity Career Development Program for NCI intramural postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups. Read more about the Diversity Career Development Program and graduates.

DCEG Summer Internship Program Welcomes its Largest Class Ever in 2016

From May through July 2016, DCEG welcomed nearly 50 summer interns. The interns, whose academic levels ranged from high school through postgraduate and medical school, were selected out of a pool of over 400 applicants. Read more about the DCEG summer internship program and what this year's interns did.

DCEG Plays an Active Role in the Fall 2016 NIH Research Festival

In September 2016, DCEG fellows presented research findings during the NIH Research Festival. Several DCEG fellows were presented with NIH Fellows Awards for Research Excellence. Read more about DCEG at the Festival.

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.