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2020 Sallie Rosen Kaplan Fellowship Recipients and Diversity Career Development Program Selections

, by DCEG Staff

Rebecca Hennessey and Daphnée Villoing

Rebecca Hennessey, Ph.D., of the Laboratory of Translational Genomics, and Daphnée Villoing, Ph.D., of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, were awarded the Sallie Rosen Kaplan (SRK) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women Scientists for 2020. The goal of the SRK program is to help prepare female postdoctoral fellows at the NCI for the transition to independent biomedical research careers. Fellows receive additional mentoring and networking opportunities and attend seminars and workshops designed to strengthen leadership, time management, and self-promotional skills.

Additionally, Rotana Alsaggaf, Ph.D., M.S., of the Clinical Genetics Branch, Christian S. Alvarez Privado, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., of the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, and Marena Niewisch, M.D., of the Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory, were selected for the 2020 Diversity Career Development Program (DCDP). This program seeks to provide NCI postdoctoral trainees from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups with the tools necessary to develop as leaders in independent academic research careers. “The DCDP is an important part of NCI’s efforts to build and support a diverse biomedical research workforce,” said Jackie Lavigne, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Office of Education at DCEG.

Rotana Alsaggaf, Christian Alvarez Privado, and Marena Niewisch

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