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Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2012


One of the objectives of the Agency is to generate collaborative research links with scientists around the world and an effective mechanism for achieving this is by making an award to an established scientist to spend time at the Agency in Lyon.

Due to the high number of excellent applications received for the IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award in 2012, the Agency’s Governing Council approved an increase in the budget to finance additional Awardees over the biennium 2012-2013, allowing a total of three Awards to be made. The recipients are as follows:

Professor Isabel Dos Santos Silva from the Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK, joined the Section of Environment and Radiation at IARC for twelve months, starting on 1 November 2012 to work with Dr Joachim Schüz on the development of novel methodological approaches to the study of cancer epidemiology and control in Africa.

Professor Terrence Dwyer from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Parkville, VIC, Australia, joined the Epigenetics Group at IARC for eight months, starting on 1 November 2012 to work with Dr Zdenko Herceg on the expansion of the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (14C).

Professor Steven Rappaport from the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, joined the Biomarkers Group at IARC for eight months, starting on 4 January 2013 to work with Dr Augustin Scalbert on using omic methods to characterize dietary exposures.