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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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, 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.
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.