In March 2016, Jackie Lavigne, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief of DCEG’s Office of Education, received the 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The honor recognizes her commitment to mentoring fellows and young scientists, and her scientific contributions to studies on hormones and breast and diet-related cancers.
Dr. Lavigne first joined the NCI as a Cancer Prevention Fellow upon completion her doctoral degree. She then went on to be the Associate Director of the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, and has served in her current position since 2008. She is the recipient of numerous other awards, including the NCI Leading Diversity Award and the NCI Outstanding Mentor Award.