Alliance Cancer Control Program Junior Faculty Award

The Alliance Cancer Control Program Junior Faculty Award program is currently on hiatus and may be offered in future years based on the availability of funding to support this application. Other funding mechanisms are available to investigators. All investigators are encouraged to apply for funding through the Cancer Control Program Pilot Project Award and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation Special Projects Allocation Award.

For additional information, contact Jill Oliveri, DrPH, at or 614-293-8174.

Award Recipients

  • Ko Un "Clara" Park, MD, FACS (The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center)
    Mentor: Heather Neuman, MD, MS, FACS (University of Wisconsin)
    “Strategies for Implementation of Operative Standards in Breast Cancer Surgery"


  • Joseph Zenga, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin) | Mentor: Tina W. F. Yen, MD, MS (Medical College of Wisconsin)
    “A Topical Antiseptic Bundle for Decreasing Surgical Site Infection After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery”


  • Elizabeth Cathcart-Rake, MD | Mentors: Aminah Jatoi, MD; Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, PhD; and Judith Kaur, MD (Mayo Clinic)
    “Development of a Mini-Curriculum to Teach Healthcare Providers to Query Cancer Patients about Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Status and Sexual Health”


  • Ryan Nipp, MD | Mentor: Jennifer Temel, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital)
    "Electronic symptom monitoring intervention for hospitalized patients with cancer"


  • Joleen Hubbard, MD | Mentor: Aminah Jatoi, MD (Mayo Clinic)
    "Biomarkers of toxicity among older patients enrolled in the adjuvant colon cancer clinical trial (N0147)"
  • Eric Roeland, MD (UCSD Moores Cancer Center) | Mentor: Charles Loprinzi, MD (Mayo Clinic)
    "A prospective pilot study to evaluate and correlate early lean muscle loss with functional activity in metastatic gastrointestinal and lung cancer patients"
  • Ashley Rosko, MD | Mentor: Michelle Naughton, PhD (Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center)
    "Identifying and maintaining fitness in hematologic malignancy: A clinical and biologic approach"


  • Andrea Enzinger, MD | Mentor: Deb Schrag, MD (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
    "Patient centered videos to enhance informed consent for palliative chemotherapy"
  • Haejin In, MD | Mentor: Bruce Rapkin, PhD (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
    "Development of a gastric cancer brief screener to identify persons for screening endoscopy referral"
  • Devon Noonan, PhD | Mentor: Kathryn Pollak, PhD (Duke University School of Nursing)
    "Addressing tobacco use disparities in rural older adults through an innovative mobile phone intervention: Testing the feasibility of the texto4gotobacco intervention"
  • Erica Peters, PhD | Mentor: James Marshall, PhD (Roswell Park Cancer Institute)
    "Data harmonization and preliminary analysis for a pooling project of seven completed Alliance trials"