Photo by Philip Meadows
On Oct 20-21, more than 200 nationwide researchers in biostatistics, epidemiology and genomics from across the nation came to the Hutchinson Center to participate in the Prentice Symposium, "Emerging Methodological Issues in Population-based Chronic Disease Research."
The conference, honoring Dr. Ross Prentice, longtime senior vice-president and director of the Public Health Sciences Division, featured 15 presentations on opportunities, analysis strategies and methodological challenges related to population science research by the following:
- Dr. Danyu Lin, University of North Carolina
- Dr. Jerry Lawless, University of Waterloo
- Dr. Garnet Anderson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Dr. JoAnn Manson, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
- Dr. Jacques Rossouw, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Dr. Norman Breslow, University of Washington
- Dr. Jack Kalbfleisch, University of Michigan
- Dr. Steven Self, Hutchinson Center
- Dr. Mitchell Gail, National Cancer Institute
- Dr. Neil Risch, University of California San Francisco
- Dr. Bruce Weir, UW
- Dr. Raymond Carroll, Texas A&M University
- Dr. Johanna Lampe, Hutchinson Center
- Dr. Charles Matthews, National Cancer Institute
- Dr. Thomas Fleming, UW
Each presentation focused on one of four topics close to Prentice’s research interests:
- Women's Health Initiative and the population science research agenda
- Survival analysis and clinical trials
- Genetic epidemiology
- Nutritional epidemiology, biomarkers and measurement error.
Prentice, of PHS' Cancer Prevention and Biostatistics, served as principal investigator of the Clinical Coordinating Center of the WHI from 1993-2011.