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Fellows Receive AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards for Health Disparities Meeting

, by Elise Tookmanian, Ph.D.

Courtney Dill, Alexandra Harris, and Jessica Madrigal.

From left to right, Courtney Dill, Alexandra Harris, and Jessica Madrigal.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) recognized DCEG postdoctoral fellow Courtney Dill, Ph.D., M.S.C.R., M.S., in the Biostatistics Branch, postdoctoral fellow Alexandra R. Harris, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch, and research fellow Jessica Madrigal, Ph.D., M.S., in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, with the highly selective AACR Scholar-in-Training Award. This award aims to enhance the education and training of early-career scientists by providing financial support to attend AACR conferences. Selection is based on the strength of an applicant’s abstract and letter of recommendation. They will be presenting their work at the AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved in September. 

Posters presented by DCEG researchers at the conference are listed below:

Poster Session B: Saturday, September 30, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m  

"Association of genetic ancestry with all-cause mortality and cancer mortality among Black and White individuals in the PLCO cohort," presented by Dr. Dill.

"Disparities in cancer incidence among African American and non-Hispanic white participants in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS)" presented by Somayina Ezennia, M.P.H.

"Association of socioeconomic deprivation with breast cancer incidence, survival and ipsilateral recurrence by molecular subtype in Scotland, United Kingdom," by Jonine Figueroa, Ph.D., M.P.H.

"Characterizing breast cancer etiologic subtypes in the Ghana Breast Health Study," presented by Amber Hurson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

"Guidelines from the PRIMED Consortium on the use of population descriptors in polygenic risk model development and application," presented by Peter Kraft, Ph.D.

"Sociodemographic inequities in carcinogenic industrial air pollution exposures among women in a U.S. cohort," presented by Dr. Madrigal.

"Cancer Treatment Inequities in People with HIV in the United States, 2001-2019," presented by Jennifer McGee-Avila, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.H.E.S., C.P.H.

Adalberto Miranda-Filho, Ph.D. will also present a poster.

Poster Session C: Sunday, October 1, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m 

"Investigation of breast tumor biology and microenvironment in women of African descent using a single cell multiomic approach," presented by Dr. Harris.