UAB Scientist’s Paper Chosen as a Top Publication by NCI Program

skibolaA paper by Christine Skibola, Ph.D., professor in the UAB Department of Epidemiology, has been chosen as one of the top publications for 2013 by the National Cancer Institute Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, which fosters the use of resources and technologies to advance cancer epidemiology and its translation into clinical and public health practice.

“Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Multiple Risk Loci for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia” was first published in the journal Nature Genetics.

Dr. Skibola is a senior scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she holds the Caldwell Marks Endowed Chair in Molecular Epidemiology. Her research primarily focuses on identifying the ways genetic variation and environmental exposures contribute to the development of human B-cell lymphomas and leukemias,and determining the mechanisms involved.

This the second time Dr. Skibola’s work has been honored by the NCI. Click here to read the paper.