Postdoctoral fellow Ana Best, Ph.D., and predoctoral fellow Lydia Louis, M.P.H., have been selected to serve as co-chairs for the DCEG Fellows Committee (DFel) in 2017. Dr. Best also served as co-chair in 2016, along with former DCEG fellow Arena del Mar Marillo. DFel was created in 2011 to enhance the intramural training experience of fellows within the Division. DFel meetings are open to all DCEG fellows and are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of every month.
Postdoctoral fellow Tracy Layne, Ph.D., research fellow Erikka Loftfield, Ph.D., and postdoctoral fellow Michelle Silver, Ph.D., are now co-Editors-in-Chief of the DCEG Fellows Editorial Board (DFEB). The DFEB serves other fellows by providing timely feedback on the grammar, organization, and flow of scientific manuscripts.
Postdoctoral fellow Kara Michels, Ph.D., is now co-chair of the Career Development Seminar Series, along with Minal Patel, Ph.D., a fellow in the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. In conjunction with trainees from other NCI Divisions, DCEG fellows organize monthly seminars focused on career development topics for junior investigators in population sciences. These topics include strengthening skills in teaching, job package preparation, and strategic career planning.