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Nutritional Science Research Group

About the Research Group

Mission

  • Plans, develops, directs, and coordinates extramural research programs in diet, nutrition, and cancer as it relates to cancer prevention
  • Generates and tests hypotheses relating diet to the causation and prevention of cancer
  • Develops quantitative methods to monitor nutritional intake in large populations
  • Fosters research to identify the molecular action of bioactive food components
  • Oversees diet, nutrition, and cancer activities, coordinating these with related activities in other research and health agencies
  • The group collaborates with other national and international, federal, and non-profit organizations related to nutritional science research and cancer prevention, including: NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute of Cancer Research, and American Dietetic Association.

Research Group Staff

See contact information, room numbers, and more on the Staff Directory in the About DCP section.

Harold Seifried, PhD
Acting Chief
E-mail: seifrieh@mail.nih.govPhone: (240) 276-7123

See full bio in the About DCP section.

Maria Agelli, MD, MS, FACPM

E-mail: agellim@mail.nih.gov

Phone: (240) 276-7112

Nancy Emenaker, PhD, RD

E-mail: emenaken@mail.nih.gov

Phone: (240) 276-7125

Roberto Flores, PhD, MS, MPH

E-mail: floresr2@mail.nih.gov

Phone: (240) 276-7119

Riante Jones

E-mail: riante.jones@nih.gov

Phone: (240) 276-7113

Sandeep (Anu) Kaur, MS, RD, RYT

E-mail: kaurs2@mail.nih.gov

Phone: (301) 443-7072

Young Kim, PhD
E-mail: kimyoung@mail.nih.govPhone: (240) 276-7115

See full bio in the About DCP section.

Larae McCarty

E-mail: larae.mccarty@nih.gov

Phone: (240) 276-7114

Holly Nicastro, PhD, MPH

E-mail: holly.nicastro@nih.gov

Phone: (240) 276-7121

Gabriela Riscuta, MD, CNS

E-mail: gabriela.riscuta@nih.gov

Phone: (240) 276-7118

Sharon Ross, PhD, MPH

E-mail: rosssha@mail.nih.gov

Phone: (240) 276-7124

Elaine Trujillo, MS, RD
E-mail: trujille@mail.nih.govPhone: (240) 276-7116

See full bio in the About DCP section.


Research Group Contact Information

Phone: (240) 276-7114
Fax: (240) 276-7845

US Mail Address
Riante Jones & Larae McCarty (contact persons)
Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive
MSC 9788
Bethesda, MD 20892-9788
    Commercial Delivery Address
Nutritional Science Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850


Internship Opportunities

The NCI Summer Internship program provides high school, college, and graduate students the opportunity to work with NCI staff. Summer interns assist in the the design, interpretation, and conduct of research projects.

Opportunities exist within the Nutritional Science Research Group to examine the relationship of nutrition to molecular mechanisms, genetics, clinical applications, and public health.

To apply for summer internships, visit the Summer Intern Program Website.

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