Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program
project is staffed by Mark S. Frankel,
Project Director; Deborah Runkle, Project
Appointed Scientific Experts
New York Avenue, NW
Appointed Scientific Experts was orignially funded by the Leland Fikes Foundation
and the Open Society Institute.
Noel S. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.
and Screening Panel
Noel S. Weiss has been a faculty member at the University of Washington
and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center since 1973. At
the Center, he has investigated the epidemiology of gynecologic
and other forms of cancer, and from 1985-1999 was the recipient
of an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Weiss has also worked extensively in areas of clinical epidemiology
and epidemiologic methods. He has authored or co-authored more than
350 publications, including the book, Clinical Epidemiology:
The Study of the Outcome of Illness (Second Edition).
Dr. Weiss served as the Graduate Program Advisor in the Department
of Epidemiology of the University of Washington and later as Department
Chair from 1984-1993. He has been the Principal investigator of
a University-based training grant in Cancer Epidemiology and Biostatistics
since 1980 and the Epidemiologic Research Track Director for the
AIDS International Training and Research Program for the past ten