2015 New Grantee Workshop Overview

At the 2015 New Grantee Workshop, the Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences (DCCPS) brought together approximately forty new investigators who received their first R01 in 2014 and 2015 to build a strong and vibrant cancer control research program and to help advance their careers. Through interactive sessions and informal activities, grantees learned strategies to successfully manage their grant; had opportunities to network with colleagues and DCCPS scientific staff; and learned about tools, trends, and resources to support their research.



New Investigators Scientific Presentations

Brian Hittsman: The Use of Varenicline to Treat Nicotine Dependence Among Cancer Patients

Tina Hernandez-Boussard: Advancing Measurement of Patient-Centered Outcomes and Quality Metrics With Electronic Health Records

Hui Xie: A Scalable Approach to Measuring the Impact of Missing Data in Cancer Studies

Erik Waters: Risky Translation: The Promise and Pitfalls of Discussing Health Risks With the Public

Qian Lu: Joy Luck Academy: A Social Support Intervention Among Chinese-Speaking Breast Cancer Survivors

Ulrike Boehmer: Sexual Minorities Compared to Heterosexual Men and Women With Colorectal Cancer

Urmimala Sarkar: Influencing Cervical Cancer Prevention and Detection Online Through Social Media

Irina Stepano: Constituent yields and biomarkers of exposure for tobacco product regulation

Wenyi Wang: Gene Expression Deconvolution in Heterogeneous Tumor Samples Using DeMix-Bayes