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Jennifer Rider Recognized as Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator
April 18, 2013

Jennifer Rider Recognized as Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator

Each year at this time, the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), as part of its Human Capital Initiative, announces its new class of Young Investigators. Jennifer Rider, Instructor in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH and the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, joins this cohort of gifted researchers under the mentorship of Dr. Lorelei Mucci and co-mentor Dr. Myles Brown. Her proposed research will delve into the immunomodulatory and androgen-associated actions of Vitamin D in prostate cancer. Three years of funding accompanies this recognition. Consistent with the foundation's goal to end death and suffering from prostate cancer, PCF created the Young Investigator Awards program to identify and support the next generation of leaders who will ensure the vitality of the field with translational research focused on improving patient outcomes. With the addition of this new class, there are now over one hundred Young Investigators spanning across six countries and 42 research institutes, working to make prostate cancer patients’ futures much more promising.