Marci K. Campbell Dissertation Award 2015

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center announces The Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 award to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. This cash award goes directly to the recipient and can be used for any purpose.

Marci Campbell
Before her death from colon cancer in 2011, Dr. Marci Kramish Campbell was a leader in cancer prevention and control, disparities, and survivorship research at UNC-Chapel Hill and across the nation. An exceptional mentor, Dr. Campbell believed that producing the next generation of researchers was one of our most important aims.
This award honors Dr. Marci Kramish Campbell, a leader in cancer prevention and control, disparities, and survivorship research at UNC-Chapel Hill and across the nation. Marci died much too soon from colon cancer in December 2011. She was an exceptional mentor and believed producing the next generation of researchers was one of our most important aims.

Graduate students in any of the population disciplines (epidemiology, nutrition, behavioral sciences, health services and outcomes research, psychology, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be in their final year with a dissertation defense that will occur in the 2015-16 academic year (i.e., between June 2015 and May 2016). The faculty sponsor must be a Cancer Center member.

Previous award winners include Carmina G. Valle, MPH, PhD in 2012 and Shellie Ellis, MA, PhD and Shelley Golden, PhD, in 2013 and Leanne Kaye, MPH, PhD in 2014. 

The application package must include: a curriculum vitae; a one- to two-page, (single-spaced) research description; and at least two letters of support: one from the Cancer Center member faculty sponsor and at least one from another academic reference. One of the two references should be the chair of the student’s dissertation committee and that letter should state that the student will defend his/her thesis in the appropriate time frame.

The application should be submitted as a single PDF. A copy of the application form is available at this link as a PDF.

Selection will be based on academic record, quality of the research, and supporting letters. The deadline for application is 5:00 pm on Friday, March 31, 2015. Email the application to (bamartin@unc.edu). Please also mail or deliver a hard copy to: Barbara Martin, Director of Research Development for Cancer Prevention and Control, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB # 7424, 200 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC 27599-7294.

A mid-May award date is anticipated. 

To learn more about Dr. Campbell, visit the UNC Lineberger memorial page.