Below is news Biostat alumni and friends have sent us since last year’s issue of Biostat Connections
Stuart Baker (ScD '‘84) reports that statistics is still flourishing at the National Cancer Institute despite rumors of reorganization. Meanwhile, he is moonlighting as official statistical consultant to the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology of which his wife Karen is a member. They enjoy their one-year old daughter, Dara Rachel, who is already an expert in data collection (gathering objects) and analysis (sorting and stacking).
Cathy Berkey, (ScD '‘80) continues to work in the Technology Assessment Group at HSPH and also at the Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Cathy and her husband Dennis have 3 children: Cristin is 17; Aaron and Jessica are 12.
Jesse Berlin, (ScD '‘88) aas been at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics since September, 1989. He has recently been promoted from Research Assistant Professor to Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine.
Marc Buyse (ScD ‘'90) is still runing his company, International Institute for Drug Development, S.A. and has formed a “Meta-Analysis Group in Cancer”. His company is working on setting up a European database of AIDS trials. Marc will become President of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics this month.
Anila Wijesinha Diasbandaranaike (Research Fellow, '‘81-’83) is the Deputy Director of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and has been attached with the bank since her return to Sri Lanka in mid-1983. Anila was married in 1986 and has a son Ravi, 6 and a new-born daughter Anisha. Lisa Garnsey Ensign (MS, ‘'87) has completed her 2nd year working in “industry” at Telectronics Pacing Systems, a medical device company where she is manager of clinical studies. Lisa has just completed her second year of Ph.D. coursework at CUHSC. In spite of her busy schedule, she and her husband still manage to find time for rock climbing, skiing and hiking and love Colorado!
Patrick L. Kinney (ScD ‘'86) is Assistant Professor in the Environment Sciences Division at the Columbia University School of Public Health. He was recently awarded a five-year grant from NIH to investigate whether long-term exposures to environmental tobacco smoke and air pollution result in a decrease in lung function in college students.
Sue Marcus (MS '‘79) compeeted her Ph.D. in Statistics in 1992 at Uni-ersity of Pennsylvania and is now teaching statistics and research design at Penn’s Graduate School of Educttion. Sue is doing research in statis- tical methodology and in the development of high-risk children. Her son Josh has just completed his freshman year at Penn; Rachel is 15, and Ben is 12. Her husband Mitch just took over as Chair, Dept. of Computer and Information Science at Penn.
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