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2022 NIH Postbac Poster Day Presentations

, by Justine E. Yu, Ph.D.

A collage of headshots of the potsbacs who presented at the poster day.

In April, 19 DCEG postbaccalaureate fellows presented at the 2022 Virtual NIH Postbac Poster Day, sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. Posters were judged by teams of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and staff scientists/staff clinicians.

Carolyn H. Brandt, B.S.
“Disparities in second primary cancer risk among breast cancer survivors in the United States by county-level socioeconomic status and rurality”
Mentor: Dr. Cody Ramin

Jalen K. Brown, B.S. - Recipient, Outstanding Poster Award
“Cancer risk factors for transgender individuals in the United Kingdom”
Mentor: Dr. Sarah Jackson 

Camryn Cohen, B.S. - Recipient, Outstanding Poster Award
“Racial and ethnic differences in cervical cancer incidence and mortality by histologic subtype”
Mentor: Dr. Megan Clarke 

Shrutikona Das, B.A.
“Absolute risk estimation of disease under test-dependent intermittent observation: potential implications for cancer screening guidelines” 
Mentor: Dr. Li Cheung 

Nadine Dogbe, M.Sc.
“Impact of BMI on colorectal cancer trends in the U.S.”
Mentor: Dr. Sonja Berndt 

Jacob Edelson, M.S. 
“Survival trends in primary brain tumors by malignant and non-malignant status from national program of cancer registries, 2004-2017”
Mentor: Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan 

Kaitlin Forsythe, B.S.A., and Valencia Owens, B.S.
“Single-cell profiling and comparative analysis of 2D and 3D bladder cell lines”
Mentors: Dr. Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, Dr. Sharon Savage, Dr. Lisa McReynolds

Karen Funderburk, M.S.
“Optimization of computational analysis pipelines for massively parallel reporter assays of cancer-associated genetic variants”
Mentors: Dr. Kevin Brown and Dr. Jiyeon Choi 

Summer Harvey, M.P.H.
“Associations of life course obesity with endometrial cancer in the Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer Consortium (E2C2)”
Mentors: Dr. Megan Clarke and Dr. Nicolas Wentzensen 

Rachel Hendricks, B.S.
“Prevalence of pathogenic variants in myeloid malignancy predisposition genes: a population-based study of both general and cancer cohorts” 
Mentors: Dr. Lisa McReynolds and Dr. Douglas Stewart 

Lubna Hossain, B.S.
“Impact of Early Life Anthropometrics and Physical Activity on Normal Breast Tissue Composition 
Mentors: Dr. Gretchen Gierach and Dr. Mustapha Abubakar 

Alexander Kane, B.A.
“Evaluating functional melanoma variants and target genes prioritized via MPRA and multi-layer features using CRISPRi”
Mentor: Dr. Jiyeon Choi 

Ixtaccihuatl Obregon, B.S.
“Hormone receptor status of bilateral breast cancer in individuals with Li-Fraumeni syndrome”
Mentors: Dr. Payal Khincha and Dr. Sharon Savage 

Hannah Raj, B.S.
“Possible clinical utility for TeSLA mean and shortest telomere length in dyskeratosis congenita”
Mentors: Dr. Sharon Savage and Dr. Shahinaz Gadalla 

Timothy Ring, B.S.
“Bladder cancer GWAS signal at 4p16.3 is associated with alternative splicing of tmem129 and altered surface HLA profile” 
Mentors: Dr. Rouf Banday and Dr. Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson 

Debi L. Smith, B.S.
“Risk-based clinical management of HPV-positive women in low resource settings” 
Mentor: Dr. Mark Schiffman 

Ashley Thompson, B.S.
“De novo experience of individuals with Li-Fraumeni syndrome: Sometimes the people in your family are never going to be the ones who understand best”
Mentor: Dr. Allison Werner-Lin 

Mone't Thompson, B.S.
“Landscape and challenges of sarcomas in Li-Fraumeni syndrome: The NCI perspective”
Mentors: Dr. Payal Khincha and Mrs. Jessica Hatton 

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