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Gordon Lecture in Epidemiology

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 advice of the Office of Disease Prevention in the Office of the Director and the recommendation of the Epidemiology & Clinical Trials Interest Group.

The Gordon Lecture is part of NIH's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, which was organized in 1994 by the Office of Intramural Research to invite distinguished scientists to present topics of broad scientific interest to a cross-section of NIH researchers.

Upcoming Lecture

Using Risk Models for Breast Cancer Prevention
Mitchell Gail, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
NIH National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetic
Biostatistics Branch

February 27, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Masur Auditorium, Building 10

Previous Award Recipients

2012 Lewis H. Kuller, M.D., Dr.P.H., University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
The Obesity Epidemic: Why Have We Failed?
2011 Jonathan Samet, M.D., Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore
Big Epidemiology for Big Problems
2010 Julie E. Buring, Sc.D. Harvard Medical School, Boston
What Do We Do When Studies Disagree?
2009 Leon Gordis, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Epidemiology at the Interface of Science, Policy, and Politics: Are New Directions Needed for Epidemiology Training Today?
2008 Alice S. Whittemore, Ph.D. Stanford University School of Medicine, California
Personalizing Cancer Prevention
2007 Robert N. Hoover, M.D., Sc.D. The National Cancer Institute, NIH
Hormones & Breast Cancer: Etiology vs. Ideology
2006 Steven N. Blair, P.E.D. The Cooper Institute, Texas
Physical Inactivity: The Biggest Public Health Problem in the 21st Century
2005 Jo Ann Manson, M.D., Dr.P.H. Harvard Medical School, Boston
Post-Menopausal - Can divergent findings from clinical trials and observational studies be reconciled?
2004 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D. University of California, San Diego
Diversity, Body Size and Diabetes: Genetics Without Genotyping
2003 Jeremiah Stamler, M.D. Northwestern University
Nutrition, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Low Risk
2002 Sir Richard Peto, FRS University of Oxford, UK
Halving Premature Death
2001 David L. DeMets, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Managing and Monitoring Multi"center" Clinical Trials: Who is in Charge of What?