CRAB recently partnered with students from the Art Institute of Seattle’s Revolution Studios video production class to produce a film that accurately captures the work we’re doing at CRAB and brings our vision to life in a very real and meaningful way. The student-led production conveys a deep understanding of our organization’s rich history and our role in helping cure cancer.
John Crowley Awarded the 2013 Breslow Lecture
John Crowley, PhD, President and CEO of CRAB, was awarded the distinguished 2013 Norman E. Breslow Lectureship from the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. Dr. Crowley will give a presentation for the School titled "A Brief History of Survival Analysis". The event will run from 3:30 to 5:00pm on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 in Room T-733 of the UW Health Sciences building.
The Norman E. Breslow Distinguished Lectureship was established in 2006 to honor the instrumental scientific contributions of Norman E. Breslow in the Department of Biostatistics of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. The Lectureship is awarded annually to an individual who has made important contributions to the advancement of biostatistical methodology and its applications in the health sciences. Former Breslow Lecturers include Mitchell H. Gail of the National Cancer Institute and David Clayton of Cambridge University.
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For more information, contact Sandra Coke at the School of Public Health: 206-685-9496,
CRABby Climbers Raise Over $6,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!
CRAB employees from across the organization climbed 69 flights of stairs (1,311 steps) and 788 feet of vertical elevation on March 24 for the 2013 Seattle Big Climb. Together, the “CRABby Climbers” raised over $6,000 in the fight to conquer and cure blood cancers.
The Big Climb is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Washington/Alaska Chapter's largest fundraiser. All proceeds go towards LLS' mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
2013 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science Recipient: John Crowley, Ph.D.
John Crowley, PhD, President and CEO of CRAB has been chosen to receive the 2013 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science. Dr. Zelen is world-renowned for development of clinical cancer trial methodologies, among other foundational advancements in biostatistics.
The award, granted by the Harvard School of Public Health in the name and spirit of Dr. Zelen, recognizes an individual in government, industry or academia who by virtue of his or her outstanding leadership has greatly impacted the theory and practice of statistical science. The most distinguishing criterion is the awardee’s contribution to the creation of an environment in which statistical science and its applications have flourished. Dr. Crowley will deliver a public lecture on statistical science at the Harvard School of Public Health on Friday, May 24 where he will be presented with a citation and an honorarium.
John is well-known for his visionary leadership in three areas in which Marvin himself set the standard: i) development of an outstanding statistical center within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) cooperative group program, ii) founding of a non-profit corporation whose mission is to “help conquer cancer … through the application of biostatistical principles …”, and iii) promotion of statistical science internationally by exporting modern clinical trials methodology to researchers in Asia and Latin America. John is also recognized for his outstanding individual contributions to methodological research in survival analysis, to substantive research on the treatment and prevention of cancer, and to the training, mentoring and inspiring of the next generation of statistical scientists. He has over 350 peer-reviewed publications and has contributed to and edited several books on survival analysis and methodology of clinical trials. Dr. Crowley received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College, Claremont, CA, and his Master of Science and PhD in Biomathematics from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Crowley led the Biostatistics Unit at the University of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, was the head of Biostatistics Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and recently completed nearly 30 years as the Group Statistician of SWOG, a national clinical trials consortium funded by the NCI. In 1997 Dr. Crowley founded and currently serves as the CEO and President of Cancer Research And Biostatistics.