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DCEG Scientists Contribute to the 2014 NIH Research Festival

The NIH Research Festival provides a venue for NIH investigators to showcase their achievements and to explore the innovative research conducted throughout the NIH Intramural Research Program. DCEG scientists contributed to the success of the 28th annual NIH Research Festival in September by giving talks and presenting posters. 

Charles E. Matthews, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Yanik, Ph.D., both presented during a Concurrent Symposia on the Epidemiology of Aging. Dr. Matthews spoke on “Sedentary behavior, physical activity, and health,” and Dr. Yanik presented “Oral leukoplakia and oral cavity cancer risk among elderly adults in the U.S. 2002-2009.”

Several DCEG fellows presented posters during the festival, including:

Bari Ballew, Ph.D., “Hoyeraal Hreidarsson syndrome, a severe variant of dyskeratosis congenita, caused by biallelic mutations in TPP1

Maki Inoue-Choi, Ph.D., M.S., “Nitrate and nitrite ingestion and risk of ovarian cancer among postmenopausal women in Iowa”

Sara Karami, Ph.D., M.P.H., “Analgesic use and risk of renal cell carcinoma in two US populations”

Christopher Kim, Ph.D., “Coal for cooking and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a prospective study of women in Shanghai, China”

Orestis Panagiotou, M.D., Ph.D., “Estimating additive interactions from first principles” and “Updated analysis of pregnancy outcomes in the Costa Rica Vaccine Trial (CVT) and the long-term follow-up”

Elizabeth Yanik, Ph.D., “Oral leukoplakia and oral cavity cancer risk among elderly adults in the United States 2002-2009”

Han Zhang, Ph.D., “A fast and powerful tree-based association test for detecting complex joint effects in case-control studies”