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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

The Changing Epidemiology of HPV and Cervical Cancer: From Etiology, to Validation of Prevention Methods, to Dissemination - Mark Schiffman, M.D., M.P.H.

2017 Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Award Lecture

Dr. Schiffman was chosen to give the 2017 Gordon Lecture in Epidemiology

Mark Schiffman

Speaker: Mark Schiffman, M.D., M.P.H., senior investigator in the Clinical Genetics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics

Description: Dr. Schiffman plans and conducts long-term molecular epidemiologic studies of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, taking what he learned from years of studying HPV natural history and etiology studies and applying it to the development of prevention methods and clinical management.

Background: The Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture was established in 1995 in tribute to Dr. Gordon for his outstanding contributions to the field of epidemiology and for his distinguished service to the National Institutes of Health. The award is made annually to a scientist who has contributed significantly to the field of epidemiology or clinical trials research. The Lectureship is awarded by the NIH on the recommendation of the NIH Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Interest Group and is organized by the Office of Disease Prevention.