In September, Martha S. Linet, M.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, was honored with the Outstanding Contributions to Epidemiology Award at the annual meeting of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) in Silver Spring, Maryland. This award recognizes an active epidemiologist for outstanding contribution to the field in one of three areas: 1) methods; 2) etiologic research; or 3) applied epidemiology.
The theme of the 2014 ACE meeting was "Making Epidemiology More Consequential." The agenda focused on how epidemiology is used to directly impact the public health of communities and societies, both locally and globally.
Additional DCEG staff participated in the meeting:
Ashley Felix, Ph.D., presented and received a travel award for her poster "Intrauterine devices and endometrial cancer risk: A pooled analysis of the Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer Consortium (E2C2)."
Hormuzd A. Katki, Ph.D., spoke on "Developing risk-based screening guidelines: Translational epidemiology in action" during an Outstanding Research Communications Spotlight Session.
Zeina Khodr, Ph.D. (former fellow), presented a poster "Relationship of circulating sex hormones to terminal duct lobular unit density in benign breast tissues."
Emily Vogtmann, Ph.D., M.P.H., presented a poster "Oral bisphosphonate exposure and risk of esophageal and gastric cancer."