2021 Sallie Rosen Kaplan and Diversity Career Development Program Selections
, by DCEG Staff
Katelyn E. Connelly, Ph.D., in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics, Ilona Argirion Kabara, Ph.D., M.P.H., in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, and Daniela S. Gutiérrez Torres, Sc.D., M.S., in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB), were awarded the Sallie Rosen Kaplan (SRK) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women Scientists for 2021. 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.
In addition, Sabine Naudin, Ph.D., in MEB, was selected for the 2021 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, and is an important part of NCI’s efforts to build and support a diverse biomedical research workforce.