Nass, Sharyl J(eanne) 1966-

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NASS, Sharyl J(eanne) 1966-

PERSONAL: Born November 15, 1966, in Watertown, WI; daughter of William (a dairy farmer) and Jeanne (a registered nurse; maiden name, Schultz; later surname, Goeglein) Nass; married Eric J. Costello (an electrical engineer), May 13, 2000; children: Elisa Kady. Education: University of Wisconsin—Madison, B.S. (with highest distinction), 1989, M.S., 1991; Georgetown University, Ph.D. (with distinction), 1996.

ADDRESSES: Home—Catonsville, MD. Office—National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 10418. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Max Planck Institute, Freiburg, Germany, research fellow, 1992-93; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, research scientist, 1997-99, lecturer in cancer biology, 1999-2000; National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, study director for National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine, 1999—, program officer, 1999-2001, senior program officer, 2001—. University of Maryland, guest lecturer at School of Nursing, 2001.

MEMBER: American Association for Cancer Research (associate member of council, 1999-2002, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Johns Hopkins University Postdoctoral Association (vice president, 1998-99), Sigma Xi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Heinrich-Hertz-Stiftung fellow in Germany, 1992-93; grant from National Cancer Institute, 1997; scholarship from American Association for Cancer Research, 1999; grant from Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 1999-2000.


(Editor, with M. Patlak, I. C. Henderson, and J. C. Lashof) Mammography and Beyond: Developing Technologies for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer; A Non-Technical Summary, National Academy Press (Washington, DC), 2001.

Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Women's Health Advances Today, Managed Care and Cancer, Nature Medicine, Mammalian Genome, BioTechniques, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Cancer Research, Oncogene, and Current Genomics.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Large-scale science and cancer research; research on mammography and breast cancer screening.

SIDELIGHTS: Sharyl J. Nass told CA: "I enjoy combining my writing skills with my passion for science to make scientific and medical topics accessible to the non-expert. I also find it very rewarding to gather the small pieces of a puzzle and then put them together in the big picture through my writing."

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