Hoover and Hartge Receive Awards at ACE's Annual Meeting
Dr. Robert Hoover, director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program in NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), received the 2005 Lilienfeld Award from the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) during its 2006 annual meeting June 21-24. Because the 2005 ACE annual meeting was canceled due to Hurricane Katrina, the College recognized the 2005 awardees at this year's meeting. The Lilienfeld Award, ACE's most prestigious tribute, is presented to an individual for excellence in epidemiology and named in honor of outstanding teacher, scholar, and founder of ACE, Abraham Lilienfeld.
Dr. Patricia Hartge, a senior scientist at DCEG, also was recognized at ACE's 2006 annual meeting. She received the Distinguished Epidemiologist Award, which is given jointly by the Society for Epidemiologic Research, the American Public Health Association, and ACE. The award is presented every 5 years to honor major accomplishments and contributions to the field of epidemiology.
Strete to Retire in July
Dr. Carolyn Strete, chief of the NCI Cancer Training Branch (CTB), is retiring on July 1, having served at NCI from 1982 to 1992 and again from 2001 to present. Dr. Strete received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from State University of New York at Stony Brook and in 1984 was commissioned to the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, where she holds the rank of captain. Prior to her second stint at NCI, Dr. Strete held several key positions at the National Institute of Mental Health, both in peer review administration and scientific program management. During her earlier years at NCI, Dr. Strete served as chief of the Prevention, Epidemiology and Cancer Control Peer Review Section and was scientific review administrator of the Cancer Control Grants Review Committee. More recently, in her role as chief of CTB, Dr. Strete chaired an NCI-wide Training Inventory Committee to assess the active training programs in the intramural and extramural programs, resulting in a report that can be found at http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/training-career-development.