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Gina Tesauro, M.S.W., is a Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) alumna who worked as a Program Analyst in the Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for six years. During her time with OCS, she focused on all aspects of survivorship with a particular interest in the impact of cancer on the family. Prior to her tenure with OCS, Ms. Tesauro was a Presidential Management fellow who performed details at both the Federal Center for Mental Health Services and the White House, where she worked on the White House Conference on Mental Health. Ms. Tesauro holds a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Tesauro currently manages the Small Grants Program for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control (R03s). This program is designed to fund pilot projects by investigators new to behavioral cancer control research, with the goal of supporting and fostering the professional development of new behavioral scientists by helping them acquire additional skills and data to apply for other grants.
Additionally, as a Program Analyst in the Office of the Associate Director (OAD), Ms. Tesauro provides guidance on grants policy, portfolio management and administrative procedures for the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), OAD, within DCCPS.
Tesauro, G. M., Seger, Y. R., DiJoseph, L., Schnell, J. D., & Klein, W. M. Assessing the value of a Small Grants Program for behavioral research in cancer control. Trans Beh Med 2013:1-7.
Solomon, F. M., Eberl-Lefko, A. C., Michaels, M., Macario, E., Tesauro, G., & Rowland, J. H. Development of a linguistically and culturally appropriate booklet for Latino cancer survivors: lessons learned. Health Promot Pract 2005; 6(4):405-413.
Mariotto, A., Gigli, A., Capocaccia, R., Tavilla, A., Clegg, L. X., Depry, M., Scoppa, S., Ries, L. A. G., Rowland, J. H., Tesauro, G., & Feuer, E. J. Complete and limited duration cancer prevalence estimates. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 2002; 19:1973-1999.
Tesauro, G. M., Rowland, J. H., & Lustig, C. Survivorship resources for post-treatment cancer survivors. Cancer Pract. 2002; 10(6):277-283.
Rowland, J. H., Aziz, N., Tesauro, G., & Feuer, E. J. The changing face of cancer survivorship. Semin Oncol Nurs 2001; 17(4):236-240.