In May, Mark Schiffman, M.D., M.P.H., received the 2017 Robert S. Gordon, Jr., Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Schiffman delivered a compelling and engaging lecture titled “The Changing Epidemiology of HPV and Cervical Cancer: From Etiology, to Validation of Prevention Methods, to Dissemination.”
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 and applying it to the development of prevention methods and clinical management.
The Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture was established in 1995 in tribute to the outstanding contributions of Dr. Gordon to the field of epidemiology, and for his distinguished service to the NIH. The award is made annually to a scientist who has contributed significantly to the field of epidemiology or clinical trials research. The Lectureship is given on the recommendation of the NIH Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Interest Group and is organized by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention.