Dr. Marianne Berwick is named Chief of Epidemiology at the UNM School of Medicine and Head of Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention at the UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center

The UNM School of Medicine and The UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center (UNM CRTC) welcome Marianne Berwick, PhD, MPH, as Professor of Epidemiology and Chief of the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UNM School of Medicine, and as the Head of the Epidemiology and the Cancer Prevention Program at the UNM CRTC.

Prior to coming to New Mexico", Berwick was a member and attending epidemiologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

She got her BA in English at UCLA, her Master's of Public Health in Environmental Health at Yale University, and her Ph D in Epidemiology at Yale University.

Berwick's major goal is to develop a program to prevent skin cancer. "I am interested in the prevention of skin cancer because I believe the answer is right around the corner and we are particularly well situated in New Mexico to tackle this problem and make a difference in people's lives," she said.

The University of New Mexico Cancer Research & Treatment Center (UNM CTRC) is New Mexico's premier Cancer Center supported by the State and the National Cancer Institute to conduct world class laboratory, population-based, and clinical cancer research; to translate scientific discoveries to improved cancer detection, prevention and treatment; to educate the next generation of cancer scientists and health care providers; and to deliver state-of-the-art cancer care to all New Mexicans. With a staff of over 300 including more than 150 physicians and research scientists, the UNM CRTC maintains a vigorous clinical research program, participates in clinical trials and compiles and tracks data on all cancer cases affecting the state's diverse population.

Contact: Angela Heisel, 272-3322

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