DelNero joining Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
Congratulations to Peter DelNero, who successfully defended his dissertation this fall and has accepted an invitation to join the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program in June 2018.
The Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program is a multidisciplinary postdoctoral program designed to provide scientists and clinicians with comprehensive training in the field of cancer prevention and control.
In his time at Cornell, DelNero studied biomedical engineering with an emphasis on cancer metabolism and microvascular function in the Meinig School's Fischbach Lab. He also helped initiate a partnership with the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes that facilitates dialogue between cancer patients and Cornell biomedical scientists by hosting seminars, lab tours, book clubs, and other events-an achievement for which he received the 2017 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award earlier this year. He will receive his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the recognition ceremony in December.
"I'm very pleased to join the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, and I think it will be a great step to pursuing my varied interests," DelNero said.
DelNero ultimately aspires to a career that combines his research interests and his passion for teaching. "I'm eager to take full advantage of the National Cancer Institute's many resources to prepare for a future faculty position in cancer energetics, and I especially like the idea of bringing public health perspectives into the biomedical engineering curriculum sometime down the road," he said.