Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan honored with the 2019 Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Collaboration is at the heart of Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan’s work. Recognized by colleagues as a “team scientist,” her impact on research extends well beyond her own projects in brain-tumor epidemiology.

Because of her expertise in bioinformatics, Barnholtz-Sloan is often called on to help researchers—in leadership roles with the CWRU GI SPORE Biostatistics Core, CWRU Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network Bioinformatics Core and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Facility—design their studies and interpret the results.

Barnholtz-Sloan, who joined the Case Western Reserve faculty in 2007, also leverages the power of collaboration in her own research: To gather a larger sample for brain-tumor research, she works with others as principal investigator (PI) of the Ohio Brain Tumor Study, a multi-site network. And she’s teamed with other researchers as PI for the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States.

Barnholtz-Sloan’s research has shed light on various aspects of brain tumors, including cancer demographics and therapeutics, among others.

With more than 250 peer-reviewed publications—eight of which have been cited more than 100 times—Barnholtz-Sloan, who holds primary appointments in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and at the CCCC, has contributed greatly to the field.

“In many respects,” a researcher unaffiliated with the university wrote in a nominating letter, “I see in Jill Barnholtz-Sloan leadership capabilities that are primed for explosive and focused yields as she is tasked to lead new initiatives.”

Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan

Sally S. Morley Designated Professor in Brain Tumor Research
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine

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