Nutrition IGS Student Jack Kincaid Wins Meritorious Achievement Award at AARC Annual Meeting

We are proud to announce that Integrated Graduate Studies Jack Kincaid received a Meritorious Achievement Award for his presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research (AARC) 2021 Annual Meeting, the largest cancer-focused academic conference in the United States.  

My presentation was titled “Leukemia latency in the mCG-PML-RARα mouse model is impacted by sex and obesity” - using a genetic mouse model of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), my project has identified that obesity accelerates the development of APL in vivo.  Obesity-associated cancers (OACs) are malignancies with heightened prevalence in individuals with obesity, and are an increasingly relevant public health concern.  While thirteen malignancies have been labelled as obesity-associated in the scientific literature, the Berger Lab has worked to identify additional OACs as well as elucidate the biological mechanisms underlying the obesity-cancer linkage.  I’m very grateful to be one of 10 trainees to have won a Meritorious Achievement Award for my poster presentation!

Jack will graduate in spring 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism and a Master of Science in Nutrition.  We are excited for what Jack's future holds and look forward to following his accomplishments.

Congratulations, Jack!