Hill named as director of Hollings' Biostatistics Shared Resource

January 20, 2021
Dr. Elizabeth Hill
Dr. Elizabeth Hill returns to Hollings as director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource, a position she previously held from 2017 through early 2020. Photo by Marquel Coaxum

Elizabeth Hill, Ph.D., a professor of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, has joined MUSC Hollings Cancer Center as director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource, effective Jan. 18.

The resource, which is supported by Hollings’ National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant, aims to ensure that cancer investigators have access to specialized technology and research services that are efficient and cost-effective and provide the latest industry standards for enhanced scientific productivity.

Hill, who previously held this position from 2017 through early 2020, rejoins Hollings after a year of serving as the statistical director of the oncology early phase program at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis. She first became a member of the Biostatistics Shared Resource in 2007, four years after joining the faculty at MUSC.

“Dr. Hill has extensive expertise in basic science, translational and clinical cancer research along with more than a decade of service to Hollings in various collaborative, educational and leadership roles. I look forward to seeing her continue to flourish as she leads and grows this critical resource.”
— Hollings Director Dr. Raymond DuBois

“We are thrilled that Dr. Hill has returned to Hollings to continue supporting our cancer investigators in their study designs, data analyses, manuscript preparation and the development of their grant proposals,” said Hollings Director Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D. “Dr. Hill has extensive expertise in basic science, translational and clinical cancer research along with more than a decade of service to Hollings in various collaborative, educational and leadership roles. I look forward to seeing her continue to flourish as she leads and grows this critical resource.”

Hill’s research interests are broadly based in applications in oncology, including early phase clinical trials, population science and translational science. She has specific expertise in statistical methods in biomarker discovery and spatial statistics with an emphasis on proteomics, which is the study of entire sets of proteins found in an organism or biological system. She is also interested in the development of statistical methods for biomarker discovery with highly censored data.

As director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource, she hopes to improve the shared resource’s score during the cancer center’s next NCI Cancer Center Support Grant renewal.

“I've missed the people at Hollings, and I look forward to working with old and new friends once again. I also look forward to seeing the patients whose lives are impacted by the important research and clinical care supported by Hollings,” said Hill. “I am excited to work with the outstanding Biostatistics Shared Resource personnel to bring increased efficiency to our deliverables across all programs and cancer center services we support.”

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Keywords: Cancer, Research