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Student & Alumni Achievements

Oregon State: Doctoral Student Accepted into Nationally Competitive Research Training Program

Ms. Ellie Smith, a doctoral student in the health promotion and health behavior program at Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences, was accepted to a nationally competitive summer research training program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute.

The program, Cancer Epidemiology Education and Special Populations (CEESP), provides funding to graduate public health students to conduct mentored cancer research. The longer-term goal of the program is to support trainees’ successful future careers in cancer research in underserved populations and settings.

Ms. Smith will work with her mentor, Dr. Jessica Gorman, and collaborator, Dr. John Geldhof, to develop a reproductive justice model to understand cervical cancer screening among women in the U.S.

“I am really looking forward to having a dedicated space and support to further my epidemiological and cancer research training and career development in collaboration with experts nationally,” Ms. Smith says. “This program offers an exciting opportunity to launch my dissertation research and incorporate a critical, intersectional reproductive justice lens within cancer epidemiological research.”

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