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Lydia Louis Selected to Present at NIH Symposium

Lydia Louis

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.

Ms. Louis studies the role of pesticide exposure in cancer risk and works to improve methods for estimating pesticide exposure. At the symposium, she will present her work on the association between personal use of organochloride insecticides and cancer in the spouses of farmers, using data from the Agricultural Health Study.

A doctoral candidate in environmental health at Rutgers University, Ms. Louis works under the mentorship of OEEB investigators Melissa Friesen, Ph.D., and Laura Beane Freeman, Ph.D.

The Symposium is an annual opportunity for graduate students at NIH to highlight their research to the greater NIH community. In addition to the four oral presentations, many students present their projects during a poster session.