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PHS investigator Ramsey chosen for ASCI

April 6, 2006

Dr. Scott Ramsey of the Public Health Sciences Division has been invited to join the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), a national medical honor society. His induction will take place on April 28 at a reception for new members during a meeting of the society in Chicago.

Ramsey's research focuses on cost and outcomes evaluation for lung, colorectal, bladder and prostate cancers. He is a co-investigator of two multicenter projects evaluating prostate-cancer patient treatment decisions. Ramsey is the principal investigator of a project to develop a genetic-screening policy model for colorectal cancer. In addition, he's evaluating patterns of patient care and costs in lung and bladder cancers. Along with investigators at the University of Washington, Ramsey co-directs a training program in biobehavioral and cancer outcomes research.

The ASCI comprises more than 2,800 physician-scientists from all medical specialties, including Center researchers Drs. Larry Corey, John Hansen, David Hockenbery and Paul Neiman.

All are elected to the society because of their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research. The society considers the nominations of several hundred physician-scientists from the United States and abroad each year and elects up to 80 new members each year. Members must be 45 years of age or younger when elected, reflecting accomplishments by researchers relatively early in their careers.

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