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Researchers and Collaborators for Chernobyl Research

National Cancer Institute Research Staff

Chernobyl Research Program, Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB)

Epidemiology
Dosimetry
Genetics
  • Stephen Chanock, M.D. Director, DCEG
  • Michael Dean, Ph.D., Chief, Laboratory of Translational Genomics
  • Meredith Yeager, Ph.D., Scientific Director (Contractor), Cancer Genomics Research (CGR) Laboratory
  • Amy Hutchinson, M.S., Director of Operations (Contractor), CGR
Statistics
Program Support
  • Kathleen Stine, M.B.A.

Current Collaborators

United States

  • Stewart Finch, M.D. – Hematology
  • Robert McConnell, M.D. – Endocrinology
  • Robert Reiss, M.D. – Hematology
  • Lydia Zablotska, M.D., Ph.D. – Epidemiology

Research Institute of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Mykola Tronko, M.D., Ph.D. – Director
  • Valeriy Tereshchenko, M.D., Ph.D. – Project Director, Epidemiology
  • Tatiana Bogdanova, Ph.D. – Pathology
  • Viktor Shpak – Data Management

Republican Research Center of Radiation Medicine & Human Ecology, Gomel, Belarus

  • Alexander Rozhko, M.D., Ph.D. – Director
  • Eldar Nadyrov, M.D., Ph.D. – Deputy Director, Pathology
  • Vasilina Yauseyenka, Ph.D. – Epidemology
  • Victor Minenko, Ph.D. – Dosimetry
  • Ilya Veyalkin, Ph.D. – Epidemiology
  • Olga Polyanskaya, M.D., Ph.D. – Epidemiology

Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Dimitry A. Bazyka, M.D. – Director
  • Anatoly Ye Romanenko, M.D. – Honorary Director
  • Natalia A. Gudzenko, M.D., Ph.D. – Epidemiology
  • Vadim V. Chumak, Ph.D. – Dosimetry
  • Yuriy Belayev – Data Management

In Memoriam

Dr. Elaine Ron (1943-2010), NCI, provided extraordinary leadership and helped shape and oversee the NCI-Chernobyl program.

Dr. Geoffrey Howe (1943-2006), Columbia University, made invaluable contributions.

Dr. Daniel Fink (1948-2007), Columbia University, was instrumental in designing the protocol for analyzing laboratory samples.

Dr. Gilbert Beebe (1912-2003), NCI, Dr. Jacob Robbins (1923-2008), NIDDK, and Dr.Terry Thomas (1948-2002), NCI, were involved from the earliest days following the accident and continued to provide scientific input until the time of their respective deaths.