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DCEG staff members often receive scientific and professional society awards and recognition. In addition, they present their research at scientific conferences and participate in other events. 

    • Lesley Chapman Hannah and Brittany Lord Receive Eddie Méndez Scholar Award
      , by DCEG Staff

      Lesley Chapman Hannah, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Clinical Genetics Branch, and Brittany Lord, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch, have been selected as members of the fourth cohort of Eddie Méndez awardees by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The award recognizes outstanding postdoctoral fellows from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science.

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    • Marianne Henderson Receives 2022 ISBER Pioneer’s Award
      , by DCEG Staff

      Marianne K. Henderson, M.S., CPC, Senior Advisor for Division Resources received the 2022 Pioneer’s Award from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER). She was recognized for providing outstanding leadership to the founding, support, and incorporation of ISBER as an international biobanking society, and for playing a critical role in developing and executing ISBER’s vision and mission.

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    • Amy Berrington Appointed Vice Chair of the National Academies Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
      , by DCEG Staff

      In April 2022, Dr. Berrington was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the National Academies Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board.

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    • 2022 Intramural Research Awards
      , by Maura Kate Costello, M.A.

      DCEG Intramural Research Awards are competitive funding opportunities designed to foster creative, high-impact research by fellows and tenure-track investigators.

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    • Federal Cervical Cancer Collaborative for Safety-net Settings of Care
      , by Jennifer K. Loukissas, M.P.P.

      DCEG has partnered with the Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Women’s Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other agencies and offices to bring cervical cancer prevention and management guidelines into safety-net settings of care, an offshoot of the Cancer Moonshot.

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    • 2022 NIH Postbac Poster Day Presentations
      , by Justine E. Yu, Ph.D.

      Postbaccalaureate fellows in DCEG presented their research at the virtual 2022 NIH Postbac Poster Day, sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education.

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    • Wendy Wong Joins DCEG as a Senior Bioinformatician
      , by Jennifer K. Loukissas, M.P.P.

      Dr. Wong will develop, implement, and provide key bioinformatics leadership, expertise, and support to the Division, and serve as the head for a newly established DCEG Bioinformatics Virtual Core (BVC).

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    • 2021 Outstanding Mentor Awards
      , by Jennifer K. Loukissas, M.P.P.

      Four investigators were recognized for outstanding mentorship in 2021: Jonas Almeida, Megan Clarke, Rena Jones, Minkyo Song. Read excerpts from the nominations prepared by their trainees.

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    • 2022 ICIS Mentoring Award Goes to Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson

      Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson received the 2022 International Cytokine & Interferon Society Mentorship Award in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of immunity and cancer genetics and training, nurturing, and guiding the next generation of scientists.

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    • 2022 AACR Annual Meeting Features DCEG Research
      , by Elise Tookmanian, Ph.D.

      Investigators and fellows presented their research at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.DCEG scientists presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.

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    • Shahinaz Gadalla Awarded Scientific Tenure by the NIH
      , by Julian Cantella, M.A.

      In April 2022, Shahinaz Gadalla, Ph.D., M.B.Bch., was awarded scientific tenure by the NIH and promoted to senior investigator in the Clinical Genetics Branch. Dr. Gadalla is a highly collaborative, internationally recognized physician scientist with expertise in cancer epidemiology and clinical medicine. She investigates the role of genetic factors in cancer etiology and explores elements that may modify disease risk among high-risk individuals.

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    • Sam Mbulaiteye Named 2022 Scientist of the Year by the Lymphoma Foundation of America
      , by Elise Tookmanian, Ph.D.

      Dr. Mbulaiteye, senior investigator in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, was recently recognized by the Lymphoma Foundation of America with their 2022 Scientist of the Year Award. As a part of this award, he directed a donation from the foundation to a study site in Uganda for medical care for children with Burkitt lymphoma.

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    • Laura Beane Freeman Re-elected to Second Term as Women Scientist Advisor
      , by Jennifer K. Loukissas, M.P.P.

      Dr. Beane Freeman has been re-elected by her peers to a second term as DCEG Women Scientist Advisor (WSA).

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    • 2022 CCR-DCEG Flex Awards Announced
      , by Jennifer K. Loukissas, M.P.P.

      Three projects were funding through the Flex Award Program, including two investigations of health disparities. Investigators from DCEG: Drs. Jiyeon Choi, Maria Teresa Landi, Tongwu Zhang, Gretchen Gierach, Aimée R. Kreimer, Lisa Mirabello, and Mark Schiffman.

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    • President’s Cancer Panel Addresses Gaps in Cancer Screening for All Americans
      , by Jennifer K. Loukissas, M.P.P.

      In February 2022, the Panel released their report “Closing Gaps in Cancer Screening: Connecting People, Communities, and Systems to Improve Equity and Access,” in which they identify more effective and equitable implementation of cancer screening as a significant opportunity for the National Cancer Program, to accelerate the decline in cancer deaths and, in some cases, prevent cancer through detection and removal of precancerous lesions.

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    • 2022 NCI Director's Intramural Innovation Awards
      , by Justine E. Yu, Ph.D.

      Ian Buller, Ph.D., Erping Long, M.D., Ph.D., Zeni Wu, Ph.D., M.P.H., Tongwu Zhang, Ph.D., and Wei Zhao, Ph.D., received the 2022 NCI Director’s Innovation Awards, designed to support development of highly innovative approaches and technology aimed at significant cancer–related problems.

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    • 2021 NCI Director’s Award Ceremony, DCEG Staff Recognized
      , by Justine E. Yu, Ph.D.

      Several DCEG staff were honored at the 2021 NCI Director’s Awards ceremony for their efforts in advancing understanding of the etiology of multiple myeloma, non-smoking-related lung cancer; mosaic chromosomal alterations and risk of acquiring infectious disease; their work on The United States – Latin America Cancer Research Network Team; leadership on the Equity and Inclusion Program; and for years of continued service to the NCI.

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    • Jonathan Hofmann Awarded Scientific Tenure by the NIH
      , by Julian Cantella, M.A.

      Jonathan Hofmann, Ph.D., M.P.H., was awarded scientific tenure by the NIH and promoted to senior investigator in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch. He is an internationally recognized leader in using molecular approaches to study the etiology of kidney cancer, multiple myeloma, and other malignancies.

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    • 2022 Diversity Career Development Program Selections
      , by Justine E. Yu, Ph.D.

      Postdoctoral fellows Burak Altintas, M.D., in the Clinical Genetics Branch, Brittany Lord, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., and Waruiru Mburu, Ph.D., M.P.H., in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch, Omonefe Omofuma, Ph.D., M.S., in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, and Elisa Pasqual, Ph.D., in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch were selected for the 2022 NCI Diversity Career Development Program (DCDP).

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    • Roni Falk Retires from DCEG
      , by DCEG Staff

      Roni Falk, M.S., staff scientist in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) retired after 38 years of service to the NCI. Ms. Falk made critical contributions to epidemiologic studies on endogenous hormones and cancer risk.

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