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2020-2021 Duke Gynecologic Cancer Research Awards Announced

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
cancer research

The Duke Ob/Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology has announced the 2020-2021 recipients of the Duke Gynecologic Cancer Research Awards to support third-year projects. Award provide $10,000, half of which goes directly to recipients as a scholarship, while the other half is to be used for third-year research expenses.  Half of the funds ($5,000) are awarded at the start of the research year; the other half will be made available in the middle of the year if research mentors confirm awardees' continued commitment. This year, awards were presented to five third-year Duke medical students, who will work with mentors on  important projects that seek to advance the treatment and prevention of women’s cancers. The awards were announced by Laura Havrilesky, MD, MHSc, Director, Duke Gynecologic Oncology Health Services Research; and Andrew Berchuck, MD, Director, Duke Gynecologic Oncology and Division Chief of Gynecologic Oncology.

Medical Student Mentor Project Title

Emily Goins

Dr. Laura Havrilesky

Malnutrition as a predictor of morbidity after Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

Hope Knochenhauer

Dr. Rebecca Previs

Molecular characterization of uterine cancer and therapeutic implications

Julia Soroda Agudogo

Dr. Nirmala Ramanujam

Cervical Cancer Screening with a novel self imaging Callascope in Peru

Onyinye Ohamadike

Dr. Tomi Akinyemiju

Health care affordability and use of supportive care and survival among black and white patients with ovarian cancer

Tressa Ellett

Dr. Brittany Davidson 

A temporal study of BMI and complications in endometrial cancer surgery