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Summer 2022 Fellow Awards

, by Elise Tookmanian, Ph.D.

A series of headshots of the fellow award recipeients. From left to right, top row: Cameron Haas, Brittany Lord, Wayne Lawrence, Jacqueline Vo. Bottom row: Monjoy Saha, Batel Blechter, Ilona Argirion Kabara, Rebecca Landy

From left to right, top row: Cameron Haas, Brittany Lord, Wayne Lawrence, Jacqueline Vo. Bottom row: Monjoy Saha, Batel Blechter, Ilona Argirion Kabara, Rebecca Landy

During the early summer of 2022, many fellows in DCEG were recognized for their outstanding research efforts.

Cameron B. Haas, Ph.D., M.P.H., postdoctoral fellow in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, received the Intramural AIDS Research Fellowship (IARF). The IARF program is a collaborative initiative from the NIH Office of AIDS Research, Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE), and the Office of Intramural Research. The fellowship provides funding to predoctoral or postdoctoral fellows with the goal of furthering interdisciplinary HIV and AIDS research at the NIH.

Brittany Lord, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., postdoctoral fellow in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch and Wayne Lawrence, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., research fellow in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch received the 2022 Merit Award from the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. This award recognizes their outstanding commitment to cancer prevention research and health disparities.

Several DCEG postdoctoral fellows also received the Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) based on submitted abstracts. The FARE award provides recipients with funds to present their abstracts at a scientific meeting and is managed by the NIH Fellows Committee, OITE, and Scientific Directors.

Name Abstract Title
Wayne Lawrence, Dr.P.H., M.P.H Experiences of discrimination and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
Brittany Lord, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S. Influence of neighborhood deprivation on DNA methylation in Black and White women with breast cancer
Jacqueline B. Vo, Ph.D., R.N., M.P.H. Racial and ethnic disparities in heart disease mortality among US breast cancer survivors
Monjoy Saha, Ph.D.  Automatic multi-organ segmentation using a deep neural network for assessing dose to organs at risk during breast radiotherapy
Batel Blechter, Ph.D., M.A. A study of polygenic risk score, environmental tobacco smoke and risk of lung adenocarcinoma in never-smoking East Asian women
Ilona Argirion Kabara, Ph.D., M.P.H. Comparative analysis of the humoral immune response to the EBV proteome across EBV-related malignancies
Rebecca Landy, Ph.D. Comparing the fairness of medical practice guidelines that remove race from clinical prediction models versus using a counterfactual approach: Example of lung-cancer screening eligibility