Pollock president-elect of clinical statisticians organization

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 19, 2010) — Brad H. Pollock, M.P.H., Ph.D., professor and chairman of epidemiology and biostatistics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is the new president-elect of the Association of Clinical and Translational Statisticians (ACTS).

Dr. Pollock will be the ACTS president starting Jan. 1, 2011. This organization encourages members to share ideas about the design, implementation and analysis of studies conducted under the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is one of more than 40 institutions in the CTSA program. This national consortium of medical research institutions, funded through CTSAs, shares a common vision to reduce the time it takes for laboratory discoveries to become treatments for patients, to engage communities in clinical research efforts, and to train a new generation of clinical and translational researchers.

The CTSA program is led by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Pollock occupies the Henry B. Dielmann Distinguished University Chair in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Health Science Center. He joined the university’s School of Medicine faculty in 2001 and is the founding chairman of the department.

Dr. Pollock’s education is from The University of California campuses at Los Angeles and Irvine and The University of London Westfield College in England.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 2 percent of all U.S. institutions receiving federal funding. Research and other sponsored program activity totaled a record $259 million in fiscal year 2009. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced 27,000 graduates. The $753 million operating budget supports six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visitwww.uthscsa.edu.

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