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Anil Chaturvedi Appointed DCEG Senior Advisor for Faculty Development

, by Jennifer K. Loukissas, M.P.P.

Anil Chaturvedi, Ph.D., senior investigator in the Clinical Genetics Branch, has been named as the DCEG Senior Advisor for Faculty Development. The establishment of this role addresses the DCEG strategic planning goal to “Maintain a highly skilled and diverse workforce and train the next generation of scientists to support public health,” and seeks to further the Division’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

In this role, Dr. Chaturvedi will work towards scientific, career, and leadership development of DCEG investigators and staff, enhancing diversity across scientific ranks, fostering an inclusive, equitable, accessible, empowering, and nurturing work culture in the Division’s pursuit of scientific excellence. He will work closely with the Office of Education (OE), Associate Directors, Branch Chiefs and the Promotion and Tenure Review Panel, and search committees for scientific openings.

This appointment builds upon Dr. Chaturvedi’s experience, together with Jackie Lavigne, Ph.D, M.P.H., Chief of OE, of leading the Recruitment and Retention Task Force, which examined many of the opportunities and obstacles relevant to the goals of this position.

Dr. Chaturvedi studies the molecular epidemiology of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers, tobacco, alcohol, and betel quid-associated oral cavity cancers, and lung cancers. His work addresses research questions on etiology, natural history, biomarkers, risk stratification, and prevention and screening of these cancers.