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NIH Recognizes 2013 FARE Winners

March 2013 - Linkage Newsletter

The NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) recognizes scientific research by intramural postdoctoral fellows and by predoctoral fellows conducting their doctoral dissertation research at NIH. Winners receive a $1,000 travel stipend to attend and present their work at a scientific meeting. This year’s awardees include 10 DCEG scientists from six Division branches. The names of the winners, along with the titles of their abstracts, are listed below.

Clara Bodelon, Ph.D., M.S., Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch (HREB): “Circulating levels of inflammatory markers and survival in early stage lung cancer”

Maria Constanza Camargo, Ph.D., Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch: “Epstein-Barr virus positivity as a prognostic indicator in gastric cancer: An international pooled analysis”

Cher Dallal, Ph.D. (HREB): “Obesity-related hormones and endometrial cancer risk among postmenopausal women: The BFIT cohort”

Nicole Deziel, Ph.D., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB): “Temporal variability of pesticide concentrations in homes and implications for exposure misclassification in cancer epidemiology”

Indu Kohaar, Ph.D., Laboratory of Translational Genomics: “Association of CCNE1 splicing forms with risk to bladder cancer”

Stella Koutros, Ph.D. (OEEB): “Prospective evaluation of baseline serum sarcosine and risk of incident prostate cancer in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial”

Gabriel Lai, Ph.D., Nutritional Epidemiology Branch (NEB): “The association of coffee intake with liver cancer incidence and liver disease mortality in male smokers”

Gila Neta, Ph.D., M.P.P., Radiation Epidemiology Branch: “Prospective cohort study of medical diagnostic x-ray procedures and thyroid cancer risk”

Colleen Pelser, Ph.D. (NEB): “Pre-diagnosis lifestyle factors and colorectal cancer survival in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study”

Christina Persson, Ph.D. (HREB): “The relationship of folate and alcohol to hepatocellular carcinoma incidence and liver disease mortality”

View information about the FARE competition.

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