Thomas Jefferson University


Ron Myers, PhD

Presenting “Forging Health System Commitment to Lung Cancer Screening,” 9th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium, March 4-5, 2021.

Healthcare Organizations Have an Opportunity to Improve Shared Decision Making and Raise Lung Cancer Screening Rates. Editorial, 159(1):23-24, 2021.

Amy Leader, PhD

Released first ever SKCC Catchment Area report (December 2020), based on data from NCI P30 supplement.

Was a guest on a podcast in December: “When Science Speaks” hosted by Mark Bayer:  Understanding Messages and Motivation of Vaccine Hesitant or Refusing Social Media Influencers.

Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, PhD

Career and Research Talk “A Career in Epidemiology” Audenried High School, Philadelphia, PA, March 2021.

Publication: Keith S, Kwabi-Addo B, Zeigler-Johnson C. Interactions between Obesity and One-Carbon Metabolism Genes in Predicting Prostate Cancer Outcomes among White and Black Patients. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, in press.

Grace Lu-Yao, PhD

Publication: Wang C, Zhang Z, Chong W, Luo R, Myers R, Gu, J… Lu-Yao G. Improved prognostic stratification using circulating tumor cell clusters in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.  Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute 2021, January. Accepted.

Hee-Soon Juon, PhD

Publications: Juon HS, Hong AY, Pimpinelli M, Rojulpote M, McIntire R, Barta JA. (2020). Racial disparities in occupational risks and lung cancer incidence: Analysis of the National Lung Screening Trial. Preventive Medicine, 2020 Dec 7;143:106355. Doi: 10.1016/jypmed.2020.106355. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33301822.

Hong A, Juon HS, Chow WS (in press). Social media apps used by immigrants in the United States: Challenges and opportunities for public health research and practices. mHealth.

Hushan Yang, PhD

Will be attending study sections:  NCI CHSB, Feb. 2021.

Ling-Zhi Liu, PhD

Publication: NOX4 mediates Cancer Development and Therapeutic Resistance through HER2, HER3 and HIF-1. Submitted.

Veda Giri, MD

Promoted to full Professor, Medical Oncology, Cancer Biology, and Urology, Director, Cancer Risk Assessment and Clinical Cancer Genetics, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, January, 2021.

Kuang-Yi Wen, PhD

Received the 2021 Population Science Award.  This award acknowledges the outstanding achievement of integrating Population Science across Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) programs and the leadership in the field of implementation science, February 2021.