Prentice Symposium attracts 200 researchers nationwide

Event honored Dr. Ross Prentice and his contributions, especially to chronic disease prevention research and related methodology developments
Prentice Symposium
Participants at the 2011 Prentice Symposium, "Emerging Methodological Issues in Population-based Chronic Disease Research." 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. 

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