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Invited Presentations and Accomplishments

Invited Presentations

Christopher Amos, PhD
Member, Cancer Epidemiology and Chemoprevention Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Presented "How will genomic information be useful to limit cancer risk behaviors?" at the AACR 11th Annual International Conference, Anaheim, CA, October 16-18, 2012.

Carrie Hoverman Colla, PhD
Member, Cancer Control Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute Administration at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Presented “Cost and quality of cancer care: potential impact of health reform” at the Texas Tech, El Paso, Texas, November 3, 2012.

William Green, PhD
Member, Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Elmer R. Pfefferkorn Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Presented poster with colleagues on "Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in Murine Retrovirus-induced AIDS:  Inhibition of the T-cell and B-cell Responsiveness That Define the Immunodeficiency" at the 15th Annual Upstate New York Immunology Conference in Albany NY, October 21-24, 2012.

Margaret Karagas, PhD
Co-Director, Cancer Epidemiology and Chemoprevention Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Presented "Epidemiologic approaches to tracking human health effects of low-level arsenic exposure" at the NIEHS Emerging Issues - Arsenic Exposures eRisk Webinar, October 19, 2012.

Presented "In Utero and Early Life Exposures to Arsenic - Sources and Potential Health Impacts" at the NIEHS/EPA Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers Webinar Series, November 14, 2012.

Accomplishments

Meghan R. Longacre, PhD
Member, Cancer Control Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School has been elected to the Board of Editors for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. She will serve a 3-year term on the Board starting January 2013.

Kenneth Meehan, MD, has been named the fourth Steven B. Currier Clinical Oncology Scholar for his contributions to the scientific community as leader of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. The appointment nurtures translational science at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to facilitate laboratory insights into practice in the clinical setting.  

Edward Usherwood, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, has been appointed as Section Editor for the Journal of Immunology, effective Dec. 1st 2012.

AAAS Fellows Named

Three members of Norris Cotton Cancer Center have been selected as 2012 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Professors Christopher Amos, Todd Heatherton, and Mark Israel are among the 702 new fellows recognized by AAAS this year for their distinguished efforts to advance science.

Christopher Amos, PhD, is associate director for population sciences at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center and professor of community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine.  Since joining Dartmouth in September 2012, Amos has been leading the development of a center for genomic medicine. Amos also leads an international grant that is identifying new loci influencing lung cancer susceptibility, studying the new loci using animal and cellular models and then characterizing the impact that these variants have in population-based studies.

Todd Heatherton, PhD, a member of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Caner Center Cancer Control program, is Lincoln Filene Professor in Human Relations. He uses functional brain imaging to study social cognition and behavior. Heatherton, who has worked at Dartmouth since 1994, was elected President of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology in 2011.  

Mark A. Israel, MD, is director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center and professor of pediatrics and of genetics at Geisel School of Medicine. As a cancer physician and translational scientist, he specializes in the molecular and cellular biology of brain tumors, and has made discoveries about nervous system tumors to benefit children and young adults with cancer. He has identified genetic cues that go awry, causing cells to undergo malignant transformation and  produce  tumors.