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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Columbia Faculty Receives Early Investigator Award

Dr. Christine L. Sardo Molmenti, a National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute (R25T) postdoctoral research scientist in the Mailman School of Public Health’s Cancer Epidemiology Program, received a 2015 Early Investigator Award from the Society for Integrative Oncology. Dr. Molmenti was honored for her research on The Sister Study which looked at the interaction between environmental exposures and genetic susceptibility for breast cancer among women who have a sister with breast cancer. Findings showed a high use of complementary and alternative medicine associated with region of residence and race/ethnicity among a large cohort of women with a family history of breast cancer. Dr. Molmenti worked on the study with Dr. Heather Greenlee, Mailman School assistant professor of epidemiology.

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[Photo: Dr. Christine L. Sardo Molmenti]

Dr. Molmenti has authored and co-authored multiple articles in peer-reviewed publications, developed educational seminars, articles, and videos, and taught cancer prevention and survivorship seminars in the U.S. and globally. She completed a National Institutes of Health Fellowship in Patient-Oriented Clinical Research and her recent work has focused on cancer chemoprevention clinical trials and pooled analyses of individuals at high-risk for colorectal cancer.

Dr. Molmenti has worked extensively with the public in the area of nutrition education and cancer prevention. She has been part of the Canyon Ranch family for several years where she served as partnerships and policies director at Canyon Ranch Institute and as a guest lecturer on weight loss, chronic disease management, and eating for optimum health.

Dr. Momenti was presented with the award at the twelfth International Conference held last month in Boston.