MEG Scholar-in-Training Award

Posters Dr. Johanna Lampe with MEG SITA Recipients Siddhartha Kar, Ying Han, and Ivette Deckers

Established in 2003 and funded by MEG membership dues, the MEG Award for Student Excellence in Molecular Epidemiology is awarded each year to three early-career scientists whose abstract accepted for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting has been highly rated by the Program Committee. The purpose of the award is to highlight the work being done by talented early-career scientists and to promote the importance of the field to others who may be considering a career in the growing discipline of molecular epidemiology. Awardees are recognized at the MEG Town Meeting, and receive a complimentary year of membership in the Working Group.

To be considered for the MEG Award, Associate Members should indicate that they wish to be considered for a Scholar-in-Training Award when submitting an abstract in the online abstract submitter. All eligible candidates will automatically be considered.

MEG Scholar-in-Training Award Recipients for 2014

Ivette A.G. Deckers, M.Sc., M.P.H.
Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
Dietary sodium, potassium and fluid intake and clear cell renal cell cancer: Heterogeneous effects by DNA methylation of genes involved in renal salt homeostasis

Ying Han, B.S.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Pleiotropy analysis identifies a novel prostate cancer variant at 6p21.33: The PAGE, PRACTICAL, and BPC3 Consortia

Siddhartha Kar, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Integration of GWAS, gene expression and protein interaction data identifies a HOX-centric gene network associated with serous ovarian cancer risk