In March, NIH awarded scientific tenure to William F. Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., Biostatistics Branch (BB). Dr. Anderson, who received his training at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. He served as a private practitioner in medical oncology/hematology for 16 years in rural northeast Louisiana before coming to NCI as a Cancer Prevention Fellow and later a medical officer with the Division of Cancer Prevention. In 2005, Dr. Anderson joined BB as a tenure-track investigator to develop and lead a highly collaborative research program in descriptive epidemiology using biostatistical models and methods to generate new clues to cancer etiology based on the morphologic and molecular heterogeneity of breast and other cancers.
Dr. Anderson is the senior editor for the Cancer Surveillance Research section of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, and he serves on the editorial boards for Breast Cancer Research and Treatment and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of pathology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct professor of preventive medicine and biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.