Dezheng Huo, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, has received the Biological Sciences Division 2014 Junior Distinguished Investigator award for his outstanding work in cancer research. An award ceremony was held on Wednesday June 11th for
all of the awardees. His nomination by a colleague in Public Health Sciences described his research as addressing “fundamentally important questions in clinical and genetic epidemiology of cancer. ” Dezheng’s primary research focuses on breast, colorectal,
and prostate cancers. He investigates the role of race, lifestyle, and genetics in cancer etiology and treatment outcomes. His research has had direct implications for cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.