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Jacqueline Vo Selected for NIH Distinguished Scholars Program

, by Jennifer K. Loukissas, M.P.P.

Portrait of Jacqueline B. Vo

Jacqueline B. Vo, Ph.D., R.N., M.P.H., assistant clinical investigator in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, was selected for the 2023 NIH Distinguished Scholars Program.

The NIH Distinguished Scholars Program (DSP) aims to build a more inclusive community within the intramural research program (IRP) by facilitating the recruitment and career development of principal investigators who have a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the biomedical research workforce.

The program provides mentoring and other professional development activities that foster research and career success for each year’s cohort of investigators from diverse backgrounds.

Selection is competitive and a prestigious recognition of outstanding accomplishments both in scientific research and in promoting diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Vo examines treatment-related cardiovascular disease and health inequities among cancer survivors and the disaggregation of Asian American from Pacific Islander data. She is the first nurse appointed as an assistant clinical investigator within the NCI IRP.