Dr. Ross Prentice, investigator in the Public Health Sciences Division, was among the scientists whose work to understand and eradicate cancer was recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) at its 96th Annual Meeting held April 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif.
Prentice, who served as PHS Division director from 1983 to 2002, received the 14th AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. The award recognizes his outstanding contributions to cancer epidemiology, prevention and public health through his role in conceiving, designing and organizing the clinical-trial arm of the Women's Health Initiative. The award is intended to distinguish outstanding achievements in the fields of epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention.
Prentice is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the recipient of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies' President's Award and the Mantel Award for Lifetime Contributions to Statistics in Epidemiology from the American Statistical Association.