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Invited Presentations and Accomplishments

Duane Compton, PhD
Director, Cancer Mechanisms Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Professor of Biochemistry at Dartmouth Medical School

Presented "Mechanisms of chromosomal instability and aneuploidy in human tumor cells" at the University of Vermont, Department of Pharmacology, October 27, 2008.

Steven N. Fiering, PhD
Member, Cancer Mechanisms Research Program Meeting at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and of Genetics at Dartmouth Medical School

Presented "The human globin locus epigenotype exhibits a domain of active histone modifications which do not reflect the level of expression and a domain of DNA hypomethylation which does" at the International meeting on Hemoglobin Switching, October 14, 2008.

Huagang Hou, PhD
Member, Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Research Assistant Professor of Radiology at Dartmouth Medical School

Presented "Tumor Oxygenation during Fractionated Radiotherapy as a Prognostic Marker to Optimize Outcome Using Repeated In Vivo EPR Oximetry" at the Golden Horsehoe 2008: Radiation Symposium, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, October 23, 2008.

Mark A. Israel, MD
Member, Cancer Mechanisms Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School

Presented "New insights into cellular metabolism:?Implications for cancer therapy" at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University, Fifth Annual Deal Lectureship 2008, Winston-Salem, NC, October 14, 2008.

Chris Lowrey, MD
Member, Molecular Therapeutics Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School

Presented with lab members Rachel West and Liz Macari a talk and posters at the 16th Conference on Hemoglobin Switching, Asilomar CA, October 11-14.

Mohammad Nadeem Khan, PhD
Member, Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Research Assistant Professor of Radiology at Dartmouth Medical School

Poster Presentation "G2 Checkpoint Inhibition and Tumor pO2:? A Potentially Effective Approach to Enhance Radiotherapeutic Efficacy of Tumors" at the Radiation Research Society Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, September 21-24, 2008.

Presented "Introduction to? EPR" at the Golden Horsehoe 2008: Radiation Symposium, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, October 23, 2008.

Presentated "EPR Oximetry Guided Optimization of Radiotherapy with Metronomic Chemotherapy for Enhanced Therapuetic Outcome of Gliomas" at the Golden Horsehoe 2008: Radiation Symposium, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, October 23, 2008.

Poster Presentation "Effect of Checkpoint Inhibitors on Cell Cycle and Tumor pO2:? An Opportunity to Improve Radiotherapeutic Outcome Using EPR Oximetry" at the Golden Horsehoe 2008: Radiation Symposium, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, October 23, 2008.

Jason Moore, PhD
Member, Cancer Epidemiology and Chemoprevention Research Program and Associate Professor of Genetics at Dartmouth Medical School

Invited tutorial presentation "Bioinformatics" at the 2008 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), Atlanta, Georgia, July 12, 2008.

Presented "Computational Intelligence and the Genetic Analysis of Common Human
Diseases" at the Maine Software and Information Technology Industry Association (MESDA), Westbrook, Maine, August 21, 2008 (Host: Clare Bates
Congdon).

Presented "An Introduction to Machine Learning" at the Educational Session on Machine Learning in Genetic Epidemiology, 2008 International Genetic Epidemiology Society meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, September 14, 2008.

Presented "Multifactor Dimensionality Reduction" at the Educational Session on Machine Learning in Genetic Epidemiology, 2008 International Genetic Epidemiology Society meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, September 14, 2008.

Presented "Computational Intelligence and the Genetic Analysis of Epistasis" as the
Keynote speaker for the Department of Genetics Annual Retreat, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, September 21, 2008.

Tracy Onega, PhD
Member, Cancer Control Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School

Presented "How Can we Measure Access to Care?? A Look at Geographic and Utilization-based Approaches" at the New Hampshire Public Health Association's Annual meeting, October 8, 2008.

Presented "The Influence of the Women's Heath Initiative on Hormone Therapy Use" at the NCI's Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium meeting, Portsmouth, NH, October 2008.

Lisa Sutherland, PhD
Member, Cancer Control Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dartmouth Medical School, and Senior Nutrition Scientist, Hood Center for Children and Families ?

Recently invited to serve as a member of the Member, U.S. Delegation, Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme, 30th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) to be held in Cape Town, South Africa this November.?

Harold M. Swartz, MD, PhD
Co-director, Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Professor of Radiology, of Physiology, and of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

Poster Presentation "Use of EPR for Dosimetry for Management of Potential Radiation Exposures to a Large Population" at the Radiation Research Society Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, September 21-24, 2008.

Presented "Triage of populations potentially exposed to clinically significant doses of ionizing radiation using EPR measurements of fingernails and toenails" at the 12th International IRPA Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 19-24, 2008.

Presented "Triage of populations potentially exposed to clinically significant doses of ionizing radiation using in vivo EPR measurements of teeth" at the 12th International IRPA Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 19-24, 2008.

Presented "Overview of BioDose 2008 and the Needs for Biodosimetry" at the 12th International IRPA Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 19-24, 2008.

Linda Titus-Ernstoff, PhD
Member, Cancer Epidemiology and Chemoprevention Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School

Invited to Lyon, France, by the International Agency for Research in Cancer to participate on a writing committee of experts for the purpose of preparing a monograph on the topic of hormones and cancer.? The meeting is a week long and takes place in October 2008.

Edward Usherwood, PhD
Member, Cancer Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Dartmouth Medical School

Presented "Therapies to restore immune surveillance" at the McMaster University in Canada, October 2008.

Benjamin B. Williams, PhD
Member, Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Research Assistant Professor of Radiology at Dartmouth Medical School

Presented "In Vivo EPR Tooth Dosimetry" at the NCCC Cancer Imaging Research Seminar, Lebanon, NH, October 21, 2008