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Emily Pearce Receives 2023 NIH Graduate Student Research Award

, by Elise Tookmanian, Ph.D.

Portrait of Emily Pearce

Emily Pearce, M.P.H., predoctoral fellow in the Clinical Genetics Branch (CGB), received the 2023 NIH Graduate Student Research Award (NGSRA) for her poster presentation at the 19th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium in the Behavioral Science and Psychology category.

The NGSRA are granted by postdoctoral, staff scientist, and staff clinician judges for the best posters within different categories. The poster presented by Ms. Pearce was titled, “The use of social media to express and manage medical uncertainty in dyskeratosis congenita.” In DCEG, she works under the mentorship of Sharon A. Savage, M.D., CGB Director and senior investigator, to study telomere length measurement and how donor telomere length impacts recipient survival after hematopoietic cell transplantation.