Aaas Recognizes University Of Pittsburgh Biostatistician
University of Pittsburgh biostatistician, Carol K. Redmond, Sc.D., has been elected a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Redmond was elected an AAAS Fellow for her "sustained contributions to public health through collaborative research in cancer treatment and for influential leadership in the statistical community through research, teaching and professional activities," according to a letter from Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., chief executive officer of AAAS and executive publisher of AAAS' journal Science.
This year's AAAS Fellows will be announced in the Oct. 28 News and Notes section of Science, and they will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, Feb. 18, during the 2006 AAAS annual meeting in St. Louis. In all, 376 members will be awarded this honor because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Since the 1960s, Dr. Redmond, distinguished service professor of public health, Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), has directed a series of industry-wide epidemiological studies of health risks in occupational settings. Most notable of these studies is her long-term investigations of early deaths among 70,000 steelworkers. These studies provided the primary epidemiologic data used by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to set the standard for exposure to coke oven emissions and also provided valuable information used to develop and refine statistical methods for subsequent risk-assessment studies. In addition, as director of the University of Pittsburgh's Biostatistical Center from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s, Dr. Redmond oversaw the design, data collection and analysis of numerous large multi-center breast cancer treatment clinical trials. She also has a major interest in minority health research and has participated in studies looking at differences between African American and Caucasian patients in cancer survival.
Founded in 1948 and fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, GSPH is world-renowned for contributions that have influenced public health practices and medical care for millions of people. One of the top-ranked schools of public health in the United States, GSPH was the first fully accredited school of public health in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with alumni who are among the leaders in their fields of public health. A member of the Association of Schools of Public Health, GSPH currently ranks third among schools of public health in National Institutes of Health funding received. The only school of public health in the nation with a chair in minority health, GSPH is a leader in research related to women's health, HIV/AIDS and human genetics, among others.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science (www.sciencemag.org). AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million. The non-profit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more.