Dr. Janet Daling, investigator in the Public Health Sciences Division, has been named the 2003 Wade Hampton Frost Lecturer for the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association. Daling received the award and presented a lecture, "Association of hormone replacement therapy and risk of breast cancer: an evolving story," on Nov. 17 at the APHA annual meeting in San Francisco.
The award recognizes contributions that address public-health issues of major importance through the science of epidemiology.
Daling, who joined the center in 1978 and led the Breast Cancer Research Program from 1998-2000, is internationally recognized for her research on the effects of hormones on breast cancer. She also has made significant contributions to the understanding of risk factors associated with cervical and other anogenital cancers.
Daling has served on the advisory panel on fertility, hormones and maternal-health drugs for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and was a consultant for the National Academy of Sciences on oral contraceptives and breast cancer. She is the recipient of the PHS Division's Donovan J. Thompson Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award, was honored in 1994 as an outstanding alumna of the University of Washington School of Public Health and has authored more than 300 scientific papers. Daling is also a professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington.