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2008 Application Catalog

Staff Profiles

Jonathan S Wiest, Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Jonathan S Wiest, Ph.D., M.D. obtained his bachelors degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1980. He worked as a production chemist synthesizing oligonucleotides for P-L Biochemicals until he began graduate school in 1982 at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Dr. Wiest received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1988 and then did a Postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He rose to the rank of Senior Staff Fellow and then assisted in establishing a Cancer Research Institute in western Colorado. In 1996 he became an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, School of Medicine. Dr. Wiest joined the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute as the Associate Director for Training and Education in November of 2001. In 2003, Dr. Wiest received the NIH Director's award for Mentoring as well as the NCI Outstanding Mentor award. The major focus of his research involves genetic alterations in lung tumorigenesis. He is involved in studies to identify tumor suppressor genes and altered signaling pathways in lung cancer. He is the author or co-author of over thirty journal articles and book chapters.

Jackie A. Lavigne, Ph.D., M.P.H.Jackie A. Lavigne, Ph.D., M.P.H.,., is Associate Director of the CPFP. She received her B.A. in French from Colby College and her Ph.D. in environmental health sciences and toxicology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her doctoral research, for which she was awarded the Cornelius Creusé Award for Outstanding Dissertation, focused on the mechanisms by which estrogen contributes to breast carcinogenesis.

In 1999, Dr. Lavigne entered the CPFP as a Cancer Prevention Fellow and obtained her M.P.H. in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2002, she received the NCI's Cancer Prevention Research Training Merit Award, and in 2004, she received a Fellows' Award for Research Excellence. Dr. Lavigne served as a Scientific Program Specialist in the Office of the Director of the NCI's Center for Cancer Research, prior to joining the scientific staff of the CPFP in January 2006. Her research at the NCI is focused on studying the effects of diet on endogenous hormones, growth factors, and molecular markers linking dietary intake and cancer.

Administrative Staff

Trishna DeyTrishna Dey, Program Specialist

Blanca Bonilla, Program Assistant

Nina Betru, Administrative Assistant

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, September 2006

CPFP Participants

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