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Biostatistics alumni elected to NCRP

Benjamin French

University of Washington Biostatistics alumni Benjamin French (PhD ‘08) has been elected to the National Council for Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) for a six-year term. 

French is a professor of biostatistics and director of graduate studies at Vanderbilt University. 

Chartered by Congress in 1964, the NCRP provides scientific analysis, information, and recommendations concerning radiation protection, and its council consists of one hundred leading scientists. French joined the NCRP's program area committee on Basic Criteria, Epidemiology, Radiobiology, and Risk in Fall 2023. He serves as an expert advisor to the Department of Statistics at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation and contact PI of the R01-funded "Optimizing the implementation of personalized risk-prediction models for venous thromboembolism among hospitalized adults" study; he was also PI of "Evaluation of time-dependent covariates in radiation dose-response models in the Million Person Study," supported by Oak Ridge Associated Universities and is co-investigator of the NASA-sponsored "Evaluation of dementia and cognitive tests among workers exposed to low-LET radiation."