From lack of data to inconclusive blood tests to the unique challenges of pregnancy, experts weigh in on the knowledge gaps in this emerging infection
Feb. 2, 2016
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
The sudden appearance of Zika virus in the Americas — and the seemingly new tie to the birth defect where infants’ brains don’t full develop during pregnancy — underscore the huge gaps in our knowledge about the disease.
Event honored Dr. Ross Prentice and his contributions, especially to chronic disease prevention research and related methodology developments
Nov. 7, 2011
On Oct 20-21, more than 200 nationwide researchers in biostatistics, epidemiology and genomics from across the nation came to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to participate in the Prentice Symposium, "Emerging Methodological Issues in Population-based Chronic Disease Research."
Betsy Rolland will lead investigation of how different types of coordinating centers build and support multi-institutional cancer-epidemiology research projects
Sept. 26, 2011
Betsy Rolland, project manager for the Asia Cohort Consortium’s Coordinating Center in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has won $185,866 from the National Cancer Institute to lead an investigation entitled "The Role of Coordinating Centers in Collaborative Cancer-Epidemiology Studies." Co-principal investigator for the study will be Dr. Charlotte Lee, a professor at the University of Washington and Rolland’s doctorate adviser in the UW’s Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering. Dr. John Potter, the head of the coordinating center, will also serve as an adviser for the pilot project.
Former National Cancer Institute epidemiologist joins PHS
April 5, 2010
| By Colleen Steelquist
Dr. Parveen Bhatti, an epidemiologist who researched the link between radiation exposure and cancer at the National Cancer Institute’s Radiation Epidemiology Branch, has joined the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Harmit Malik and Ulrike Peters are among select recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
July 13, 2009
| By Kristen Woodward
President Obama announced last Thursday that two Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigators would receive the nation’s highest honor for scientists at the beginning of their independent research careers. Basic scientist Dr. Harmit Malik and cancer-prevention researcher Dr. Ulrike “Riki” Peters are among 100 researchers to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. They will be honored at a ceremony this fall at the White House.