FISCHBACH JOINS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER IN EPIDEMIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

May 12, 2005

Lori Fischbach, MPH, PhD, joined the University of North Texas Health Science Centerâ??s School of Public Health faculty as an assistant professor of epidemiology.

Dr. Fischbach currently focuses her research on helicobacter pylori and its role in gastric cancer. She is involved in two cohort studiesâ??one examining the natural history of helicobacter pylori in children along the U.S. and Mexico border, and one that aims to identify the initiators and promoters of the pre-cancerous process leading to stomach cancer in a high-risk population of people in Colombia.

Prior to her arrival at the health science center, Dr. Fischbach completed a one-year post-doctoral study position at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tuscon before joining the faculty at the University of Texasâ?? School of Public Health on the Dallas campus where she was an assistant professor for 5 ½ years.

Dr. Fischbach currently serves as a member of the Canadian Helicobacter Study Group. In 2003, she was the keynote speaker at the groupâ??s annual meeting in Canada.

Dr. Fischbach earned her bachelorâ??s degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Arizona, her master and doctorate in public health from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.

A native of southern California, she currently resides in Grapevine with her husband and two children.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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