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Green had a 24-year Green was elected a Fellow
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Taylor played a key
career at the National of the American College role in bringing graduate
Cancer Institute in of Epidemiology in 1983.
William F. Taylor
students, and eventually
Bethesda, Maryland, where He served as the president undergraduates, to Mayo
he was involved in meth- of the Society for Clinical William Francis Taylor from academic institu-
odological and applied Trials in 1994–1995 and was passed away Tuesday, tions in the United States
research. He was the lead elected a Fellow in 2007. He December 30; he was 87. and abroad. He took great
research investigator in the was also a member of the Taylor was born October pride in working with stu-
Clinical and Diagnostic American Society of Clinical 14, 1921, in Cincinnati, dents and watching them
Trials Section, Biometry Oncology, the American Ohio. He earned a degree grow into mature research-
Branch. In 1997, Green Statistical Association, and in mathematics from the ers. He was a member of
joined the faculty at Case the American Association University of California, the Rotary Club and the
Western Reserve University for Cancer Research. Green Berkeley, in 1943 and Unitarian Universalist
School of Medicine in was a retired officer in the was sent to the Pacific as Church and served on
Cleveland, Ohio, as profes- U.S. Public Health Service a meteorologist in the Air the Olmsted County
sor of epidemiology and Commissioned Corps. Force from 1943 to 1946. Community Health Board
biostatistics, professor of Green is survived by He returned to UC-Berkeley from 1987 to 1989.
biomedical ethics, professor his wife, Angela Lyn and earned a PhD in public In 1943, Taylor mar-
of oncology, and cancer cen- Redlingshafer Green, health statistics in 1951. ried his childhood sweet-
ter associate director (biosta- of Tucson, Arizona. He From 1951 to 1958, he was heart, Lois McIntosh. They
tistics and informatics). was buried at Roosevelt chief of the Department reared three children and
Green joined the Arizona Cemetery in Philadelphia of Biometrics at Randolph were married 36 years,
Cancer Center in 2002, following grave-side services AFB in Texas. From 1958 until her death in 1979. In
where he led its meth- on December 17. Memorial to 1967, he was on the 1981, he married Judith
odological and applied contributions may be made faculty at UC-Berkeley in Keller, who survives. Taylor
research activities. He to the Arizona Cancer the Department of Public enjoyed making ice cream,
played a major role in the Center patient and nurse Health Statistics and rose “He-Man” waffles, and
cancer center’s translational assistance fund, payable to to the level of professor. He cakes for his family. He did
research efforts through par- AZCC/UAF, and mailed to joined the Mayo Clinic staff a great Santa impersonation
ticipating in several major P.O. Box 245013, Tucson, in 1967 as a professor and for his grandchildren and
grants in study design, AZ 85724. consultant in biostatistics. was a baseball enthusiast
project development, and He served as head of the who coached many youth
biostatistical analyses. His
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Section of Medical Research teams in California and
research interests were in Statistics from 1967 to 1975 Minnesota. An avid reader,
design and analysis of clini-
George Strong
and founded the Cancer he enjoyed murder myster-
cal trials, prevention trials, Center Statistics Unit. ies, science and mathematics
and epidemiologic studies
George Quentin Strong,
Taylor chaired Mayo’s texts, and thoughtful read-
and applying biostatistical
an active member of the
Cancer Patient Data System ing of liberal theology.
and computer methodolo-
ASA’s Austin Chapter, died
Committee until he retired in In addition to his wife,
gies to medical and public
November 30, 2008, at his
1986. His research interests he is survived by two daugh-
health problems.
home in Austin, Texas.
included the influential Mayo ters, Bonnie (Bob) Hester
Strong, 57, attended
Lung Project, design of clini- and Christine Taylor-
the University of Alabama,
cal trials in cancer research, Rodgers; a son, Bruce
where he earned three
survival analysis, cancer (Ina Kau); two stepdaugh-
Are You a Professor
degrees, two in mathemat-
detection screening methods, ters, Laura Keller (Greg
of Statistics?
ics and a PhD in applied
research quality control, and Gum) and Martha (Steve)
Host a membership social statistics. Strong became a
osteosarcoma prognostic McBurney; and a sister,
to encourage your students biomedical statistician in
factors. His bibliography Barbara (Ray) Liles.
to join and the ASA will the pharmaceutical indus-
includes more than 125 Memorials may
reimburse up to $100 for try, where he worked for a
publications. He was active be made to the Mayo
refreshments! Better yet,
number of pharmaceutical
in several professional asso- Clinic Alzheimer’s dis-
companies and research
ciations and received many ease research center, the
your department can
organizations.
honors, including Fellow of Unitarian Universalist
sponsor ASA membership
To read more about
the American Public Health Church of Rochester, or
for your students. For more
Strong’s life, visit www.
Association and the American the Salvation Army. ■
information, visit www.
amstat.org /membership.
amstat.org/chapters/austin.
Statistical Association.
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