Jeanette Lee, Ph.D., to Lead Biostatistics at UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

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LITTLE ROCK –Jeanette Y. Lee, Ph.D., has been named professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and will serve as a biostatistics leader at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.


Lee is highly regarded for her work in the design and analysis of clinical trials of new and innovative medical treatments, particularly in the field of oncology. 


She previously served as professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and as senior biostatistician in the Biostatistics Unit of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.


She has been principal investigator of the Data Coordinating Center for Benign Prostate Symptoms, funded by the National Institutes of Health, and for the Neurofibromatosis Development Consortium Operations Center. She remains principal investigator of the Statistical Center for the AIDS-Associated Malignancies Clinic Trials Consortium. She also is a member of the Clinical Oncology Study Section of the NIH’s National Cancer Institute, among other external committees.


Lee received her doctorate in biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University. She also has held positions at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse and the Pharmaceutical Research and Development Division of the Bristol-Myers Company in Syracuse.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. Visit