American Association for Cancer Research

2004 AACR-Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholars in Cancer Research

Nasar U. Ahmed, Ph.D.

Nasar U. Ahmed, Ph.D.

Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

“I am devoted to cancer research on underserved populations especially African-Americans.”

Abstract #3730. Racial/Ethnic Differences and Predictors of Adherence to One or More Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Guidelines in the US

Felix O. Aikhionbare, Ph.D.

Felix O. Aikhionbare, Ph.D.

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

“My current research interests are focused on assessing an array of molecular techniques to detect any mutation(s) in candidate gene that may be useful for molecular epidemiological studies of cancer susceptibility.”

Abstract # 1903.Haploblock of Mitochondrial DNA Mutations in Colorectal Cancer Progression

Harvey L. Bumpers, M.D.

Harvey L. Bumpers, M.D.

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

“I have a strong desire to make a difference in translational cancer research. I think that being a physician-scientist is a qualification that offers particular insight into translational research.”

Abstract #52.Antiangiogenic Effects of a Novel HIV-1 nef Cytotoxic Peptide on the Growth of Primary and Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Ellen S. Campbell, Ph.D.

Ellen S. Campbell, Ph.D.

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

“Based on my experiences at FAMU, I have finally decided to focus my research in the area of cancer in minorities from an access and behavioral standpoint.”

Gautam Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

Gautam Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

“My research goals are to understand the role of BRCA2 in the regulated growth of normal human breast cells and to identify and validate siRNA targets for anti-breast cancer gene therapy.”

María Duarte-Gardea, Ph.D.

María Duarte-Gardea, Ph.D.

University of Texas, El Paso, TX

“I enjoy conducting research, teaching and mentoring students. As a professor my goal is to continue teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.”

Ibrahim O. Farah, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Ibrahim O. Farah, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

“My background and career goals are focused on disease prevention and control. In my awareness of the environmental impact and my concerns on health implications, cancer
posed to me as a very challenging area of research.”

James W. Lillard, Jr., Ph.D.

James W. Lillard, Jr., Ph.D.

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

“My long- term career goals include significantly contributing to the body of knowledge required to understand the role of chemokines in cancer cell migration and invasion. I will also pursue translational studies that will develop chemokine-directed therapeutics to mitigate metastasis.”

Abstract # 3794.Glycoprotein 120 IIIB Mediates Prostate Cancer Cell Death and Inhibits Lymphangiogenesis

Alecia S. Malin, Dr.P.H.

Alecia S. Malin, Dr.P.H.

Meharrry Medical College, Nashville, TN

“I want to progress beyond conducting retrospective studies of breast cancer and conduct prospective studies with an intervention component specifically tailored to an underserved minority population.”

Abstract # 1080. Combined Association of Energy Balance, Lifestyle Factors, and Breast Cancer Risk

Jaime L. Matta, Ph.D.

Jaime L. Matta, Ph.D.

Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR

“One of my long-term goals is to identify cancer susceptibility genes (i.e. DNA repair genes) in order to develop better therapeutic approaches as well as early detection and prevention of cancer.”

Abstract # 1492. DNA Repair and UV Exposure Influence Important Characteristics of Non melanoma Skin Cancer

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Edna M. Mora, M.D.

University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

“My long-term goal is to become a highly recognized independent investigator in the area metastasis.”

Abstract # 3329. Selective Secretion of Osteoclast-Activating Factors by Bone-Metastatic Breast Carcinoma Cells

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Elijah O. Okegbile, Ph.D.

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

“My research goal is focused on biomedical approaches of chemoprevention of ovarian cancer progression using antioxidants.”

Abstract # 1385. Preliminary Studies on Chemoprevention of Ovarian Cancer Progression by Vitamin C

Xiaowu Pang, Ph.D.

Xiaowu Pang, Ph.D.

Howard University, Washington, DC

“My main research field is immuno-prevention and treatment of viral induced cancer especially HPV induced oral cancer. I will devote the majority of my time and energy to these studies.”

Abstract # 3742. Comparison of Nicotine Effects in Vitamin E Succinate and 5-FU Treated Human Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Hong Xiao, Ph.D.

Hong Xiao, Ph.D.

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

“My long-term career goal is to contribute to the knowledge base of GIS application in cancer research.”

Jianchao Zeng, Ph.D.

Jianchao Zeng, Ph.D.

Howard University, Washington, DC

“Through teaching and research with students involved, it is my goal to introduce as many talented students into the area of cancer imaging research as possible. A new generation of
scientists especially devoted to cancer research will help guarantee the success of a global fight against the deadly disease.”

Yanfei Zhou, Ph.D.

Yanfei Zhou, Ph.D.

Howard University, Washington, DC

“Even though I began my research career in agricultural research, my present goal is to find better strategies for cancer therapy and cancer chemoprevention.”

Abstract # 2139.Evaluation of a Series of Z-1,1-Dichloro-2,3-Di- and Tri-arylcyclopropanes as MDR ReversingAgents