2023 iCURE Scholars Welcomed to DCEG
, by Maura Kate Costello, M.A.
The DCEG research community welcomed seven scholars from the NCI Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE) Program:
- Atuahene Adu-Gyamfi, B.S., working with Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, Ph.D., in the Laboratory of Translational Genetics (LTG)
- Quiera Booker, Ph.D., working with Jonine Figueroa, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Gretchen Gierach, Ph.D., M.P.H., in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB)
- Macy Corley, B.S.N., R.N., working with Lindsay Morton, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Vo, Ph.D., R.N., M.P.H., in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB)
- Michael Kebede, M.P.H., working with Charles Matthews, Ph.D., in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, and Dr. Figueroa
- Mona Miraftab, B.S., working with Maria Teresa Landi, M.D., Ph.D., in ITEB
- Paloma Mitra, B.A., working with Drs. Gierach and Vo
- Erica Stephens, B.A., working with Aimee Kreimer, Ph.D., in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch
At the welcoming ceremony, held on the NIH campus in October 2023, Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Division Director, shared his appreciation for the iCURE program and noted its value in recruiting and training the next generation of epidemiologists, as well as words of inspiration and encouragement to the new class of scholars.
In addition to the new cohort, several current and former iCURE scholars are continuing their training in DCEG:
- Jazmyn Bess, M.S., Clinical Genetics Branch (CGB) and with the Connect for Cancer Prevention Study
- Lesley Chapman Hannah, Ph.D., CGB
- Frank J. Colón-Matos, B.S., ITEB
- Nadine Dogbe, M.Sc., Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch
- Maxwell H. Hogshead, B.S., LTG
- Bryan S. Valcarcel, M.D., REB
- Corey Young, Ph.D., M.S., ITEB
iCURE offers mentored research experiences to qualified individuals seeking postbaccalaureate, graduate, or postdoctoral fellowships. The program aims to support the career progress of its scholars toward research independence, as well as foster and sustain diversity in the biomedical research pipeline. Eligible participants receive funding to complete research opportunities in DCEG, the Center for Cancer Research, or the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences for one to three years.
The 2023 iCURE application cycle is currently open and closes on December 6, 2023. Apply now.