Hazel Nichols

PhD, Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Epidemiology

Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Epidemiology

Area of interest

My research is focused on improving women’s health by providing sound epidemiologic evidence to guide personal and medical decision-making around breast cancer. My work addresses hormonally-related factors that are routinely considered during health care delivery (e.g. conservation or removal of the ovaries during hysterectomy, adjuvant endocrine therapy, etc.) and therefore feasibly targeted for future intervention to prevent breast cancer or improve post-diagnosis outcomes. This research has clinical and public health implications for cancer prevention and improving the long-term health of cancer survivors.

Awards and Honors

2007-08 Mary B. Meyer Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University
2009 Travel Award for the Student Dissertation Workshop, Society for Epidemiologic Research
2009 Carol Eliasberg Martin Scholarship in Cancer Prevention, Johns Hopkins University
2010 Doctoral Thesis Research Fund Award, Johns Hopkins University
2010 Travel award for the New Investigators Workshop, American Society of Preventive Oncology
2010 AACR Translational Research Scholarship, CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
2013 Electra Paskett Annual Scholarship Award, ASPO, Memphis, TN
2013 HMO Research Network Early Career Investigator Award, HMORN, Phoenix, AZ

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