Dr. John Potter to Deliver First Schatzkin Lecture in Nutritional Epidemiology
The inaugural Arthur Schatzkin Distinguished Lecture in Nutritional Epidemiology will be held at 3:00 p.m. on April 16 in Lipsett Amphitheater on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD. NCI established this annual lecture to honor the memory of Dr. Arthur Schatzkin, a visionary scientist, mentor, and leader in the field of nutrition and cancer.
Dr. Schatzkin joined NCI in 1984 and served as chief of the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch from 1995 to 2011. He was committed to understanding the role of nutrition in cancer etiology and prevention and was instrumental in addressing major methodological issues of research in nutritional epidemiology. Dr. Schatzkin passed away in January 2011.
This year's lecturer is Dr. John Potter, member and senior advisor of the Division of Public Health Sciences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington. Dr. Potter's research focuses on the role of diet and physical activity in the development of cancer, with a particular emphasis on the epidemiology, biology, early detection, and prevention of colon cancer. The title of his talk is "Nutrition, Environment, Development, and Cancer: Casting a Wider Net."