Holly Janes, an affiliate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been named the Prentice Endowed Professor for 2021-22. The professorship recognizes a biostatistician who works collaboratively between the UW Department of Biostatistics and the Division of Public Health Services at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Established in 1998, the professorship honors Ross Prentice, who, in 1974, joined the Biostatistics faculty and became a member of the clinical research team at Fred Hutch. Prentice is internationally recognized for his development of statistical methods for health and medical research and for his expertise in prevention trials and survival data.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized and to have the opportunity to contribute to maintaining and strengthening the Hutch/UW partnership that Ross Prentice has created and fostered over the years, and as originally conceived of by Donovan Thompson, the founding head of the Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Hutch,” said Janes.
Janes is co-principal investigator of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Statistics and Data Management Center at Fred Hutch. Last year, HVTN pivoted from HIV vaccine research to focus its expertise on the COVID-19 vaccine effort.
“The power of this partnership is ever more evident and essential as we tackle new challenges in public health, most notably those of the COVID pandemic over the last year. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with students and faculty in furthering this collaboration,” said Janes.