In June, Louise A. Brinton, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch, received the Society of Epidemiologic Research (SER) Career Accomplishment Award during the 2015 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The award is given to honor an outstanding scholar with extraordinary contributions to the field of epidemiology, or an individual whose work has had a profound impact on epidemiology resulting in a shift in research practice.
During her 38 year career at NCI, Dr. Brinton has established herself as a world-renowned expert in the epidemiology of breast and gynecologic cancers, publishing nearly 600 manuscripts. She is particularly well known for her research on hormonal carcinogenesis, investigating both exogenous and endogenous hormones in the etiology of breast and gynecologic cancers. She has made important insights regarding the effects of oral contraceptives and menopausal hormones.
Dr. Brinton has been the recipient of numerous awards, but as the winner of the 2015 SER Career Accomplishment Award, she becomes the only epidemiologist to be honored with career achievement awards from both the SER and the American College of Epidemiology.