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.

21st Century Early Career Investigators

Contact Information

Please send questions to Gina Tesauro at

Keynote Presentations

William Klein, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
Catherine Alfano, Ph.D.
American Cancer Society

William Riley, Ph.D.
NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research


Wen-ying Sylvia Chou, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Cancer Institute
Amy McQueen, Ph.D.
Washington University

Yvonne Prutzman, Ph.D., M.P.H.
National Cancer Institute

Panel Discussions – Introductory: Nuts and Bolts of Application

Kristi D. Graves, Ph.D.
Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

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

Kurt M. Ribisl, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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

Elva M. Arredondo, Ph.D.
San Diego State University
Lisa Klesges, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute

Steven J. Breckler, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation

Susan N. Perkins, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute

Myth Busters

Erik Augustson, Ph.D.
Deborah Greenberg, M.S.
National Cancer Institute