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LIFE & VALID Lung Studies

LIFE and VALID Lung Studies

The LIFE & VALID Lung Studies are headed by principal investigator (PI) Jack Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., of the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch. Other collaborators include:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


  • Kellen Meadows, Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Robbert Slebos, Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Postdoctoral Fellow (currently: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Hyeon Yim, Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis (currently: Catholic University of Korea, Songeui, Korea)
  • David M. Umbach, Biostatistics Branch
  • Gordon Flake, Cellular & Molecular Pathology Branch


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

  • William Funkhouser, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Frank Detterbeck, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Patricia Rivera, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Evangeline Reynolds, Tissue Procurement Facility


Social and Scientific Systems, Inc. (Formerly Coda, Durham, North Carolina)

  • Elizabeth Long
  • Janet Archer

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