In February 2015, Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Director of DCEG, delivered the 11th annual Jeffrey M. Trent Lecture in Cancer Research.
View Dr. Chanock's lecture: "The Complexity of Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer".
Dr. Trent was the National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) founding Scientific Director, serving in this role for more than nine years. His leadership and vision was instrumental in establishing NHGRI's Division of Intramural Research as one of the premier research programs in the world devoted to genetics and genomics. In recognition of his significant contributions to the research environment at NIH, NHGRI established the annual Jeffrey M. Trent Lectureship in Cancer Research in 2003. This lecture is given by a prominent cancer researcher who brings the kind of energy, creativity, and enthusiasm to cancer research that Dr. Trent has exemplified throughout his career.