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Corey Young and Brittany Lord Receive AACR Scholar-in-Training Award for Health Disparities Meeting

, by DCEG Staff

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Brittany Lord and Corey Young

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) recognized DCEG fellows Corey Young, M.S., in the Biostatistics Branch, and Brittany Lord, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch, with the highly selective AACR Scholar-in-Training Award. This award aims to enhance the education and training of early-career scientists by providing financial support to attend AACR conferences. Selection is based on the strength of an applicant’s abstract and letter of recommendation. Mr. Young and Dr. Lord will be presenting their work at the AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved in October 2021.

Mr. Corey Young’s research involves developing new lung cancer risk models with the goal of reducing health disparities under the direction of Hormuzd Katki, Ph.D., senior investigator in the Biostatistics Branch.

Dr. Brittany Lord studies diverse cohorts to reveal underlying factors that influence cancer risk  under the mentorship of Gretchen Gierach, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief and senior investigator in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch.

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