Skip Navigation
National Cancer Institute


Upcoming Events

HINTS Data Users Conference

September 13–14, 2018
Bethesda, MD

We are accepting registrations and abstract submissions for the fifth HINTS Data Users Conference, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Please join us as we present and discuss research using Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) data and highlight the role of HINTS research in public health and clinical care.


For more information, visit the Scientific News from BRP newsletter.

Past Events

2017 New Grantee Workshop Overview

The Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) hosted the 2017 DCCPS New Grantee Workshop on September 18-19, 2017.

The workshop brought together new extramural investigators funded by DCCPS who received their first NIH Research Project Grants (R01) in FY 2016 and FY 2017. The primary goals of the workshop were to help build a strong and vibrant cancer control research program and to help advance new investigators’ careers.

You can find more information on the 2017 New Grantee Workshop Overview page.

Professional Development Workshop for Early-Career Investigators
in Behavioral/Social Science Research and Cancer Prevention and Control

August 10-11, 2017
Rockville, Maryland

The Behavioral Research Program hosted a workshop on August 10-11, 2017, in Rockville, Maryland, to enhance professional development of the next generation of behavioral and social scientists in cancer prevention and control.

Contact Information: Please send questions to Gina Tesauro at

21st Century Early Career Investigators

Keynote Presentations

Title Presenter
Behavioral and Social Science in Cancer Control Research (PDF 2 MB) William Klein, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
Catherine Alfano, Ph.D.
American Cancer Society
Emerging Issues for the Next Generation of Behavioral and Social Scientists? (PDF 1.2 MB) William Riley, Ph.D.
NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research


Title Presenter
How to Discuss Your Research Idea and Make It Compelling in 3-5 Minutes (PDF 142 KB) David B. Buller, Ph.D.
Klein Buendel, Inc.
With All These R’s, Which One Is Right for Me? (PDF 239 KB) Wen-ying Sylvia Chou, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Cancer Institute
Amy McQueen, Ph.D.
Washington University
All About Review (PDF 205 KB) Yvonne Hunt, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Cancer Institute

Panel Discussions – Introductory: Nuts and Bolts of Application

Title Presenter
Putting It All Together: How to Get Started When Staring at a Blank Screen (PDF 721 KB) Kristi D. Graves, Ph.D.
Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Putting It All Together: The Components of an NIH Grant Application (PDF 163 KB) Elliot J. Coups, Ph.D.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Panel Discussions – Advanced Nuts and Bolts: Challenges and Rewards in Conducting NIH and Other Funded Research

Title Presenter
Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in BSS and Cancer Prevention and Control Research (PDF 1.2 MB) Susan Eggly, Ph.D.
Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute
Building Your Research Team (PDF 410 KB) Kurt M. Ribisl, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Building a Meaningful Research Portfolio in Cancer Prevention and Control Research (PDF 1.4 MB) James F. Thrasher, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina

Panel Discussions – Strategic Grant Funding: Behavioral and Social Sciences Funding 101

Title Presenter
Tips to Build and Sustain a Program of Research (PDF 169 KB) Elva M. Arredondo, Ph.D.
San Diego State University
Lisa Klesges, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
Behavioral and Social Sciences at the National Science Foundation (PDF 359 KB) Steven J. Breckler, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation
Early Career Investigator Workshop for Behavioral and Social Scientists in Cancer Prevention and Control (PDF 249 KB) Elvan Daniels, M.D., M.P.H.
American Cancer Society
NCI Funding Opportunities to Increase Diversity in Cancer Research (PDF 543 KB) Alison Lin, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
NCI Training Grants (PDF 714 KB) Susan N. Perkins, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute

Myth Busters

Title Presenter
Myth Buster #3: Once the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) Expires, There is no Other Training Mechanism for BSS Researchers (PDF 214 KB) Susan N. Perkins, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
Myth Buster #4: NIH is a faceless bureaucracy (PDF 280 KB) Mimi Lising, M.P.H.
National Cancer Institute
Myth Buster #5: I blew it – my score/percentile is awful...should I give up? (PDF 3.4 MB) Erik Augustson, Ph.D.
Deborah Greenberg, M.S.
National Cancer Institute