The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB hosted its 21st annual Research Retreat on Friday, October 11, 2019, at The Club, Inc. More than 500 UAB faculty members, trainees and students attended the event where they showcased their cancer-related research and participated in a poster competition.

Award Winners

Group shot of award winners holding certificates.

Clinical Fellow/Resident Trainee Category

First place: Raoud Marayati, M.D.
Second place: Sunil Rangarajan, M.D.
Third place: Aditi Dhir, M.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow Category

First place: Kayla Goliwas, Ph.D.
Second place: Tejeshwar Rao, Ph.D.
Third place: Sumit Agarwal, Ph.D.

Graduate Student Category

First place: Christopher S. Loveless
Second place: Nicole Habbit, MS (Auburn University)

William C. Bailey Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Control Research

First place: Jennifer Bail, Ph.D.
Honorable mention: Karina Halilova, M.D., MPH
Honorable mention: Kristin Smith, MS

Tandra Chaudhuri Award for Excellence in Women’s Cancer Research

Winner: Kaitlyn Dorsett

Seng-jaw Soong Award for Excellence in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research

Winner: Kasey Skinner

Albert F. LoBuglio Distinguished Faculty Award

Winner: Etty Benveniste, Ph.D.


Albert F LoBuglio Distinguised Faculty Award
Researcher Explaining Poster 1
Attendee Asking Question
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Researcher Explaining Poster 2
Larimer Presenting
Researcher Explaining Poster 8
Six Attendees Posing For Picture
Researcher Explaining Poster 5
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Researcher Posed With Poster
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Researcher Explaining Poster 7
Researcher Explaining Poster 6