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People in the News

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. Read about current DCEG people in the news below, and view an archive of past people in the news.

2019 AACR Features DCEG Research

Ned Sharpless, Joseph Fraumeni, Elaine Shiang (widow of Frederick Li), and others at AACR 2019

Dozens of DCEG investigators, from fellows to the Division Director, presented their research at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Atlanta, GA. Read more about DCEG research at AACR 2019.

van Leeuwen Delivers Division Seminar, Discusses Research with DCEG Investigators

Flora van Leeuwen with DCEG scientists who presented her with Rosalind Franklin Award

Dr. Flora van Leeuwen, winner of the 2019 Rosalind E. Franklin Award, visited DCEG to deliver a lecture on in-vitro fertilization and ovarian cancer risk and have roundtable discussions on survivorship research and cancer risk after early life exposures. Read more about Dr. van Leeuwen's visit to DCEG.

LDpop Plots Linkage Disequilibrium by Ancestry or Geographic Location

LDpop is a free and publicly available cross-platform web tool that plots linkage disequilibrium by ancestry or geographic location. Learn more about LDpop.

2019 NCI Intramural Scientific Investigators' Retreat, Highlights

At the annual NCI Intramural Scientific Investigators Retreat, Dr. Laufey Amundadottir presented her research and was awarded the NCI Women Scientist Advisors Mentoring and Leadership Award. Dr. Flora van Leeuwen gave the invited Rosalind E. Franklin Award Lecture for Women in Science. Nine DCEG scientists received innovation awards. Read more about the 2019 intramural retreat.

Savage Presents on TP53 and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome at NIH Demystifying Medicine Series

Sharon Savage

Sharon A. Savage, M.D., clinical director and chief of the Clinical Genetics Branch presented research on TP53 and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) on March 19, 2019, as part of the NIH Demystifying Medicine series. She was joined by Ms. Noelle Johnson, a patient in the LFS study. Read more about Dr. Savage's lecture.

iCURE Scholars Program Increases Diversity of the NCI Intramural Workforce

Mone't Thompson, B.S., iCURE scholar in the Clinica Genetics Branch

The Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE) program offers mentored research experiences for qualified individuals. Ms. Mone’t Thompson, in the Clinical Genetics Branch, is the first DCEG iCURE Scholar. Read more about iCURE and Ms. Thompson.

Emily Vogtmann Appointed Earl Stadtman Investigator

Emily Vogtmann

Emily Vogtmann, Ph.D., M.P.H., was appointed as an Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) in November 2018. Dr. Vogtmann investigates the role of the human microbiome in cancer risk and progression. Read more about Dr. Vogtmann's appointment.

Khincha Receives Flex Award for Metformin Trial in Li-Fraumeni Patients

Payal Khincha, M.B.B.S., M.S.H.S., staff clinician in the Clinical Genetics Branch and Christina Annunziata in the Center for Cancer Research received Flex Award for their project, “Phase II clinical trial of metformin in patients with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS).” Read more about Dr. Khincha and the Flex Award.

View an archive of past people in the news.