Kristin Ann Altwegg, a fourth-year student in the Cancer Biology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at UT Health San Antonio, was selected to participate in the AACR Early Career Hill Day on Feb. 25.
Altwegg is an affiliate member of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson. She is also a CPRIT Predoctoral Fellow. Her mentor is Ratna K. Vadlamudi, Ph.D.,
The event, offered by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), is being held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Altwegg and 21 other early career cancer scientists from across the United States are meeting with nearly 60 members of Congress and their staff, representing 17 different states.
Early Career Hill Day is an opportunity for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other early career cancer scientists to meet with members of Congress and/or their staff to convey the importance of robust, sustained and predictable federal funding for medical research.
Altwegg’s biosketch for AACR Early Career Hill Day noted that she “is committed to improving our understanding of breast and gynecologic cancers with a goal of developing next-generation translational cancer therapeutics and prevention interventions to positively enhance disease-free interval and survival outcomes.”
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