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Oct. 5,  2010

Winship Cancer Institute Names Director of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Jeanne Kowalski, PhD, has been named director of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics for the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Kowalski will also serve as associate professor of biostatistics for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory.

“We are thrilled to announce Dr. Kowalski’s appointment,” says Walter J. Curran, MD, executive director of the Winship Cancer Institute. “Biostatistics and bioinformatics provides a foundation for the design, conduct and analysis of data. It is an area that is critical to Winship’s cancer research studies.”

Winship’s Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core facility serves as the focal point for cancer researchers’ access to statistical expertise for planning, management and analysis of their studies. Research that is supported includes clinical trials, basic science and epidemiological studies.

Kowalski joins Emory from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins where she held a faculty appointment as associate professor in oncology biostatistics, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biostatistics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned her PhD in statistics from the University of Pittsburgh and conducted a post doctoral fellowship in biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

A sought after speaker, Kowalski has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, a textbook and a book series. She is the recent recipient of a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society translational grant to support her efforts in cancer stem cell clinical trial design and analyses.

 “Our biostatistics and bioinformatics shared resource is a core element for progress across all of our cancer research programs,” says Kowalski.

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