MEG Scholar-in-Training Award

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 MEG Chair Dr. Susan M. Gapstur with 2015 awardees Anna Marie de Asis Tuazon and Ericka Ebot.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 2015

Anna Marie de Asis Tuazon, MS (See photo.)
University of California, Davis, Davis, California
Transcontinental characterization of the Hispanic BRCA1 3450deI4 breast cancer founder mutation

Ericka Ebot, PhD (See photo.)          
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Identifying obesity-linked gene expression changes in prostate cancer

Jonathan N. Hofmann, PhD
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG)
National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, Maryland
A pooled investigation of circulating adiponectin levels and risk of multiple myeloma