Baron, John

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology


2008 Royal Melbourne Hospital Overseas Visitor 2008 Cannon lecturer Society for Gastrointestinal Radiology 2007 Miller lecturer Section of Gastroenterology, University of Iowa 2004 Katherine Swan Ginsburg Memorial lecturer Division of Rheumatology, Brigham & Womens Hospital (Boston) 1993 American Epidemological Society 1992 Fogarty Senior International Fellowship 1992 American Cancer Society Eleanor Roosevelt International, Cancer Research Fellowship 1992 American Cancer Society Scholar Award, (Because of fellowship regulations, only this fellowship was accepted in 1992) 1980-85 Milbank Scholar Award (Epidemiology) 1967-69 National Science Foundation Competitive Fellowship in Statistics 1967 Girshick Prize in Statistics, Stanford University 1967 B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Yale University 1967 deForest Prize in mathematics, Yale University 1966 Anthony Stanley Award (mathematics), Yale University 1966 Election to Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University 1963 Yale National Scholarship, Yale University

Research Interests

An internist and clinical epidemiologist, over the past 25 years I have had leading roles in the conceptualization, conduct, and interpretation of numerous clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Many of these have addressed issues in the epidemiology and prevention of cancer. As a member of the Steering Committee of the Colon Cancer Family Registry, I have helped develop one of the largest cohorts of colorectal cancer cases in the world. I have also been active in the Early Detection Research Network, where I serve as the clinical epidemiologist for a validation center investigating gastrointestinal early detection markers. I lead the Polyp Prevention Study Group, which has conducted several important adenoma prevention clinical trials that have been instrumental in clarifying the effects of antioxidants, calcium, aspirin, and folic acid on these common neoplasms. I have has also served on the Safety and Data Monitoring Boards of several prominent trials, including SELECT and the recent DFMO/sulindac trial recently reported by Meyskens et al.

Link to list of publications on PubMed.

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