University at Buffalo Researcher Named Statistical Reviewer for U.S. Department of Defense Transplantation Research Program

Published March 12, 2015

Alan Hutson, PhD, a University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher, has been chosen to serve as a statistical reviewer for 2014 grant proposals submitted to the U.S. Department of Defense Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Transplantation Research Program (CRMRP).

The program was developed to assist the treatment of U.S. soldiers injured in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

This year CRMRP will award $15 million to groundbreaking scientific research proposals that support the execution of complex limb and face replacements.

Hutson is professor and chair of the department of biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Professions and chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Hutson, who joined the UB faculty in 2002, specializes and publishes in the areas of bioinformatics, clinical trials, computational methods, and order statistics. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and has received more than $7 million in research funding since 2010.

The CRMRP supports innovative research that fosters new directions for, and addresses neglected issues in, the field of reconstructive transplantation research, specifically vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA)-focused research.

VCA refers to the transplantation of multiple tissues such as muscle, bone, nerve, and skin as a functional unit (i.e., a hand or face) from a deceased donor to a recipient with a severe injury.