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Dr. Ross Prentice is the former director of Fred Hutch's Public Health Sciences Division and an a professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He and colleagues established the Clinical Coordinating Center for the Women's Health Initiative, a national program that enrolled more than 161,000 postmenopausal women in studies beginning in 1993.
Ross Prentice - Brief Curriculum Vitae
Appointments, affiliations and researcher interests
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