Over the past three decades, the National Cancer Institute has provided state-of-the-art training in cancer prevention and control to a cadre of scientists and health professionals through the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP). The current network of more than 200 alumni includes persons working at NIH and other government agencies, universities, cancer centers, and other organizations across the globe. With its rich history and commitment to training researchers and future leaders in cancer prevention, we will once again recognize an outstanding member of our alumni through the CPFP Distinguished Alumni Award. This annual award was established by current fellows in 2011.

Year Recipient
2016 Awardee

Sudhir Srivastava, PhD, MPH, MS

Cancer Prevention Fellow Class of 1993

We are pleased to report that Sudhir Srivastava has been selected to receive the 2016 CPFP Distinguished Alumni Award. He currently serves as the Chief of the Cancer Biomarkers Research Group in the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention, a position he has held since 2000.

Dr. Srivastava's efforts focus on the molecular biology of malignancies, early malignancies, risk assessment, informatics, and providing leadership in the areas of molecular screening and early detection. He also initiated new areas of research, such as molecular signatures of infectious agents in cancer, micro-imaging in classifying preneoplastic lesions, nano-technology in earlier… read more

2015 Awardee

Corinne G. Husten, MD, MPH

Cancer Prevention Fellow Class of 1993

We are pleased to report that Corinne Husten has been selected to receive the 2015 CPFP Distinguished Alumni Award. She currently serves as the Senior Medical Advisor to the Director at the Center for Tobacco Products at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Corinne received her MD degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and her MPH in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She was initially Board Certified in Family Practice and subsequently in Preventive Medicine. After working as a family practice physician in the private sector for seven years, she completed the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program in 1993… read more

2014 Awardee

Ernest T. Hawk, MD, MPH

Cancer Prevention Fellow Class of 1993

Ernest T. Hawk, MD, MPH, is vice president and division head for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Additional responsibilities include leadership of the Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment, and co-leadership of MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention and Control Platform.

Prior to his appointment at MD Anderson in December 2007, Dr. Hawk held several positions at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. He most recently served as director of the Office of Centers, Training and Resources. His other NCI posts included chief and medical officer in the Gastrointestinal and Other Cancers Research Group,… read more

2013 Awardee

Elmer Huerta, MD, MPH

Cancer Prevention Fellow Class of 1991

Dr. Elmer Huerta has been a leader and innovator in the field of cancer prevention for well over two decades. Dr. Huerta is the Director of the Cancer Preventorium at Washington Cancer Institute/MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a low-cost prevention and screening clinic he founded in 1994 as a vehicle for reaching the underserved, urban Hispanic/Latino community in the Washington, DC, area. Yet over this time period, in addition to serving as the President of the American Cancer Society and Senior Medical Correspondent for many television networks, he may best be known to millions of Spanish-speaking people across the globe for his nationally and internationally syndicated radio shows: Cuidando su… read more

2012 Awardee

Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH

Professor, Nutrition
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention Fellow Class of 1992

Ernest Hawk, who nominated Stephen Hursting for this award, described him as "an exceptionally gifted bench scientist working to unravel the etiologic connections between diet, obesity, and cancer.and a committed educator and mentor to countless students who value his insights, direction, and personal commitment to their development. [He] has generated great science, and just as importantly, left a long wake of successful trainees in his path."

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