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2017 DCEG Intramural Research Awards

DCEG Intramural Research Awards (IRAs) are competitive funding opportunities designed to foster creative, high-impact research by fellows and tenure-track investigators. Proposals are evaluated on their potential for significant scientific or public health impact, innovation, interdisciplinary nature, ability to achieve the objectives within the proposed time frames and with the proposed resources, and programmatic relevance to DCEG’s mission.

Out of the many excellent proposals submitted for IRAs this year, the following proposals were selected for award:

Clara Bodelon, Ph.D., M.S.
"Mutational spectrum in non-malignant epithelial breast samples from BRCA1/2 carriers and noncarriers: A pilot study"

David Borrego, Ph.D.
"A novel method to estimate radiation exposure for patients undergoing interventional fluoroscopic procedures"

Elizabeth K. Cahoon, Ph.D., S.M., M.H.S.
"A study of photosensitizing mediations and risk of keratinocyte carcinomas in elderly U.S. adults using Medicare Part D"

Megan Clarke, Ph.D., M.H.S.
"Epigenome-wide profiling to identify methylation signatures associated with life course obesity in endometrial cancer"

Lisa J. McReynolds, M.D., Ph.D.
"Understanding clonal hematopoiesis and myelodysplasia in the inherited bone marrow failure syndromes- genomic and transcriptomic profiling"

Diana R. Withrow, Ph.D.
"Etiologic heterogeneity of treatment-related breast cancer among childhood cancer survivors: A nested case-control study of the effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy on the risk of subsequent breast cancers by estrogen receptor status"