Donner to deliver Buck Lecture

Western Epidemiology and Biostatistics professor Allen Donner will deliver his lecture, Current Issues in the Design & Analysis of Cluster Randomization Trials, as the annual Carol Buck Lecture at 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the Kresge Building K106. The event is hosted by the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

Following the lecture, the Carol Buck Graduate Scholarship in Epidemiology will be presented to an outstanding graduate student in Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

Donner is the Director, Biometrics, at Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Institute. His interest in cluster randomization trials has led to his participation in several perinatal epidemiology trials sponsored by the World Health Organization and trials of vaccination strategies designed to prevent typhoid and cholera in developing countries. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and the Royal Society of Canada.

The Carol Buck Lecture and Carol Buck Graduate Scholarship started in the 2004-05 school year to commemorate the memory of Dr. Carol Buck.