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Pollock to head new Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Brad H. Pollock, M.D.,
has been selected to direct the Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
a joint program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San
Antonio's Children's Cancer Research Center (CCRC) and the San Antonio
Dr. Pollock, whose primary research focus is on the epidemiology, prevention
and control of childhood cancer and its aftereffects, most recently has
been professor and interim chairman of the department of health policy
and epidemiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He begins
in San Antonio Aug. 1 and will report to Steven A. Wartman, M.D., Ph.D.,
executive vice president for academic and health affairs and dean of the
Medical School at the Health Science Center.
Dr. Pollock is expected
to recruit several faculty members to the new Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Center, which will occupy a portion of the new CCRC building to be completed
in late 2003 or early 2004 near the Cancer Therapy & Research Center's
Grossman Cancer Center and the university's Allied Health/Research Building.
Until then, according to CCRC interim director Anthony Infante, M.D.,
associate dean of research in the Medical School and associate professor
of pediatrics, the epidemiology and biostatistics group will probably
occupy spaces in the medicine/medical oncology division and pediatrics
department at the Health Science Center and at the CTRC.
"We look forward
to Dr. Pollock's arrival," Dr. Infante said. "He is a dynamic
and interactive personality, someone who will make things happen."
A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Pollock earned a bachelor of science in molecular
biology from the University of California at Irvine and a master of public
health and a doctor of
philosophy from the UCLA School of Public Health.
He is chair of the national Children's Oncology Group Cancer Control Committee,
a member of the medical and scientific advisory board of the National
Childhood Cancer Foundation, and a member of the advisory committee of
the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry. He serves on a number
of grant review and advisory panels of the National Cancer Institute and
is the author of numerous publications.
He and his wife, Nancy Cowen Pollock, have two children.
Contact: Will Sansom or Aileen