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Dr. Christopher Amos Receives Award

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Christopher I. Amos, Ph.D., to receive 2020 AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Houston vaccine scientist: It's time to roll back the reopening to stop the spike in COVID-19 cases

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A new COVID-19 model put out by Dr. Chris Amos of Baylor College of Medicine projects Harris County could see 2,000 daily cases of the virus by mid-July if public behavior does not change. 

Houston, Texas hospitals see surge in Covid-19 cases

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Christopher I. Amos, Ph.D., studied the rate at which people become susceptible, infected and recover from COVID-19, as well as the rate of transmissibility. Based on his research, Amos says by mid-July, Houston hospitals could see 2,000 hospitalizations each day.

Patterns of Infectious Disease and Cancer: Syed Ahsan Raza Fights Disease through Epidemiology

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In a podcast, epidemiologist Syed Ahsan Raza looks at several different epidemics and associated cancer viruses in multiple countries. 

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Recent Dr. Christopher Amos interviews

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Dr. Christopher Amos, interim chief of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, was interviewed for a May 28 article in From the Labs titled “The unexpected effect of an ATM genetic variant in lung cancer.” He was also interviewed for a May 25 article on Reuters titled “Higher lung cancer risk seen with two new germline mutations.” Dr. Amos was mentioned in an article on AM 740 KTRH News Radio titled “ Harris County Covid Cases Projected to Spike.”

African-American men needed for prostate cancer study

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Announcing the launch of RESPOND, the largest study of prostate cancer in African American men.

Less surgery among blacks linked to worse esophageal cancer survival

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An article by Jing Dong, Ph.D., and Aaron Thrift, Ph.D., discussing racial disparities in esophageal cancer treatment is featured in Healio Gastroenterology.

Did Harvey make us sick? Still more questions than answers

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Baylor College of Medicine has three Harvey health-related projects under way. Each of these studies is examining contaminates, their sources and possible toxicity.

Harvey victims asked to participate in study geared towards health impact from storm

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Dr. Kristi Hoffman discuss how the Hurricane Harvey Study will help people whose homes were flooded during the storm.

Harvey flood victims hope special wristbands will help scientists understand environmental exposures

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Dr. Walker discusses the inception of the Hurricane Harvey Study with the Houston Chronicle

Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer

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Dr. Jeremy Schraw discusses his research on the relationship between childhood cancer and non-chromosomal birth defects with The Scientist.

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Removing the stigma of "Cancer Below The Belt" Through Art

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We're hosting the art exhibit "Cancer Below The Belt," which we premiered at our Open House this December, to help destigmatize cancers of the reproductive and genital organs.

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Dr. Jeremy Schraw receives SIOP Young Investigator Talent Award

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Congratulations to CPRIT Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Jeremy Schraw, who's been selected for a Young Investigator Talent Award by the International Society for Paediatric Oncology, which includes an invitation to attend the annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan, and 1500 euros to cover his flight and accommodations.

Annual Report, FY2018

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The EPI Annual Report is a comprehensive listing of our impactful research and academic contributions over the last fiscal year

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