Jean Brender, Ph.D.

Brender appointed to National Research Council Committee

January 3, 2014
Jean Brender, Ph.D., R.N.

Jean Brender, Ph.D., R.N.

Jean Brender, R.N., Ph.D., associate dean for research and professor of epidemiology at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has been appointed to the National Research Council Committee on Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities: Phase 2 Pilot Planning. 

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC) requested that the National Research Council within The National Academies provide an assessment of cancer risks in populations near U.S. NRC-licensed nuclear facilities. The nine-member committee of which Dr. Brender is a member is providing advice regarding the design and implementation of two pilot studies around seven U.S. nuclear facilities including an ecologic study of multiple cancer types of populations and a record-linkage-based case-control study of cancers in children. 

For more information about the pilot studies and committee visit the website for the Division on Earth and Life Sciences.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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