Elizabeth Awick Accepted into the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

Elizabeth Awick, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, has been accepted to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. Elizabeth, a graduate research assistant working under the direction of Dr. Edward McAuley, was one of a small pool of award recipients, selected from over 130 applicants. This prestigious program provides training for individuals in the field of cancer prevention and control.

As an award recipient, Elizabeth will receive compensation to obtain an MPH degree at an accredited university during the first year, after which she will participate in mentored research with investigators at the NCI or Food & Drug Administration. Other educational opportunities are provided throughout the fellowship to complement the research training, some of which include participation in the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, the Molecular Prevention Laboratory, and the NCI Cancer Prevention and Control Colloquia Series.

As a graduate research assistant, Elizabeth has been involved in a large-scale, multi-site, NCI-funded study which focused on increasing physical activity levels among breast cancer survivors. Eventually, she would like to work as a professor while continuing her efforts to improve the quality of life and cognitive function of individuals affected by cancer, through the means of innovative physical activity interventions.

Congratulations, Elizabeth, on this outstanding honor!

Elizabeth Awick