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Martin Weinstock honored with prestigious Lila and Murray Gruber Cancer Research Award

On March 3, 2013, Martin Weinstock, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology, received the Lila and Murray Gruber Cancer Research Award. The award is the highest scientific honor bestowed by the American Academy of Dermatology. It has been conferred every year by the Academy since 1972; five recipients of the award have been Nobel prize winners. Weinstock is the first epidemiologist to receive the award.

(Distributed July 16, 2013)

Nina Joyce receives AHA predoctoral fellowship

Nina Joyce, a doctoral student in Epidemiology, has been honored with a highly competitive American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship. The award provides training and research support for predoctoral students to pursue research related to “cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineer or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.”

(Distributed July 16, 2013)

Dominique Michaud’s research featured on NCI website

Research findings of Dominique Michaud, ScD, Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, were featured on the National Cancer Institute website. She, along with co-investigator Jacques Izard, Ph.D., reported that periodontal disease may increase risk of pancreatic cancer. Findings indicated that people with high levels of antibodies for an oral bacterium responsible for the severity of gum disease (Porphyromonas gingivalis), were at a doubled risk of developing the disease.

(Distributed July 16, 2013)

Epidemiology faculty members receive Salomon Research Awards

Yen-Tsung Huang and Brandon D.L. Marshall, both assistant professors in the Epidemiology Department, have each been awarded a 2013 Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award. The Salomon Awards allow faculty members to develop new research programs by providing funding for research projects of exceptional merit. The award will permit Huang to investigate lung cancer survival by modeling gene-environment and gene-gene interactions.

(Distributed July 16, 2013)

Epidemiology Department Seminar: Ross Prentice, PhD, MSc

As part of the Epidemiology Department’s 2012-2013 Seminar Series, Ross Prentice, PhD, MSc, Senior Vice President and Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Division of Public Health Services, will present “The Women's Health Initiative: History, Contributions, and Future Opportunities.” Please join us on Friday, June 21st, from 11:00am-12:00pm at 121 S. Main St., Room 245.

(Distributed June 19, 2013)
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