Distinguished Alumni Award

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
2017 Awardee

Philip Castle, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Cohort of 1999

Dr. Philip Castle is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y., USA and the CEO and Co-Founder of the Global Coalition Against Cervical Cancer (Arlington, VA, USA). He is also a Visiting Professor at the Cancer Institute/Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, P.R. China and was Honorary Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Previously, Dr. Castle was the Chief Scientific Officer of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) (2011-2). He was a Senior, Tenured Investigator (2010-… read more

2016 Awardee

Sudhir Srivastava, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Cohort of 1988

Dr. Sudhir Srivastava 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. His 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 initiated new areas of research, such as molecular signatures of infectious agents in cancer, micro-imaging in classifying preneoplastic lesions, nano-technology in earlier cancer detection, and metabolomics and glycomics alliances with other NIH… read more

2015 Awardee

Corinne G. Husten, M.D., M.P.H.

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Cohort of 1993

Dr. Corinne Husten, currently serves as the Senior Medical Advisor to the Director at the Center for Tobacco Products at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She received her M.D. degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and her M.P.H. 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.

Corinne then went to the Office on Smoking and… read more

2014 Awardee

Ernest T. Hawk, M.D., M.P.H.

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Cohort of 1993

Dr. Ernest T. Hawk 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… read more

2013 Awardee

Elmer Huerta, M.D., M.P.H.

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Cohort 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… read more

2012 Awardee

Stephen Hursting, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Cohort of 1992

Dr. Stephen Hursting is Professor in the Department of Nutrition and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also Professor at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC. He earned his Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and M.P.H. in nutritional epidemiology from UNC-Chapel Hill, and he completed postdoctoral training in molecular carcinogenesis and cancer prevention at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Prior to joining the UNC faculty in 2014, Dr. Hursting was Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Texas (UT) at… read more