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DCEG Honorees at the 2015 NCI Director’s Award Ceremony

At the NCI Director’s Awards ceremony in November, several DCEG staff members were honored for their outstanding mentoring, leadership, and commitment to NCI.

Aimée R. Kreimer, Ph.D., received an Outstanding Mentor Award from NCI Director Douglas Lowy, M.D. In addition, Sholom Wacholder, Ph.D., was recognized posthumously with an Outstanding Mentor Award; DCEG Director Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., accepted the award in his honor.

Dr. Lowy also recognized Jackie A. Lavigne, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Office of Education, with the Leading Diversity Award. Jennifer T. Loud, R.N., C.R.N.P., D.N.P., Assistant Chief of the Clinical Genetics Branch, received the 2015 John P. Hartinger Executive Leadership Development Award.

Individual Merit Awards

Ethel S. Gilbert, Ph.D., was recognized for her seminal efforts to advance understanding of low-dose radiation carcinogenesis and to develop state-of-the-art analytical methods to estimate treatment-related second cancer risks.

Lindsay M. Morton, Ph.D., was recognized for her outstanding leadership and groundbreaking research on non-Hodgkin lymphoma demonstrating that the clinical and biological differences among disease subtypes translate into etiologic heterogeneity.

Nicolas Wentzensen, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., was recognized for his research to identify women at high risk of developing cervical cancer and leadership in developing consensus guideline updates on cervical cancer screening and management.

Length of Service Certificates

Length of Service certificates were awarded to DCEG staff:

Forty years of service: Barry I. Graubard, Ph.D.

Thirty years of service: Demetrius Albanes, M.D.

Twenty years of service: Mary H. Ward, Ph.D.

Ten years of service: Dr. Lavigne, Dr. Morton, Douglas R. Stewart, M.D., Alyssa Voss, M.P.H., and Kai Yu, Ph.D.